Trump pushes for ban on modified guns

Students want both political parties to act in the interest of America’s youth and end mass shootings

Bump stocks, which investigators found on the array of guns in the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58, are devices that make semi-automatic rifles mimic fully automatic weapons. "Today we begin the process of determining whether or not bump stocks are covered by this prohibition".

The powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) said it won't comment on the proposed ban until an actual regulation is published with specifics.

"If you want these devices off the street, call congressional Republicans and tell them to stop blocking our bill", Feinstein said in a statement Tuesday.

And 67 percent of people surveyed support a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons.

It also has gone nowhere.

Trump said at the White House that banning the devices could help prevent mass shootings, report the New York Times, ABC News, NPR and the Washington Post.

Forty-six per cent were opposed.

"We must move past cliches and exhausted debates and focus on evidence-based solutions and security measures that actually work", Trump said at a White House event to honour 12 Americans for heroism.

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said Wednesday that he'll probably reintroduce bipartisan legislation that would require background checks for all gun purchases online and at gun shows.

Do you agree with the national ban on bump stocks?

There are a number of state loopholes, however, and many private sales are unregulated.

"Whether we are Republican or Democrat, we must now focus on strengthening Background Checks!" he added later on Twitter.

Rosen said Tuesday that she welcomed "this long overdue change on bump stocks", and called on Congress to pass a statutory ban "so that these risky devices never come back into use". On Gun Broker, a firearms auction platform, bump stock prices quickly rose.

One of the more controversial proposals raised by NRA lobbyists is to arm teachers. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where the shooting took place, have joined the political debate.

Fifty-one per cent said it could not.

The Florida shooting, the second deadliest at a public school in US history, has rekindled a drive for stricter firearms control.

Only 23 per cent of Democrats thought so. The gunman in that incident, Stephen Paddock, allegedly used a bump stock device while firing rounds on the crowd of concert-goers from a hotel room above them.

Trump's directive Tuesday urged the Justice Department to dedicate all resources available to complete the ATF review and propose a rule to ban bump stocks on other similar devices.

In order to understand where the country is headed on gun control, it's important to know how we got here.

At the same time, very few Republicans in Congress believe they'll lose votes for failing to support gun regulations.

The legislation was introduced after the 5 November mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which left 26 people dead, put a spotlight on the United States military's repeated failures to submit the proper documents to the background check system.

The president did take time on Sunday to criticize the Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to act on a lead about the alleged gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who police say has admitted to conducting the armed rampage with a legally purchased AR-15 rifle.

Now, as President Trump holds listening sessions with students, teachers and law enforcement, the question will be whether he sees action to take beyond talk.

Seventy-seven per cent of Republicans agreed.

Meanwhile, the nation's background check system for gun sales has repeatedly failed to block risky people from buying guns.

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