President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has asked the Justice Department to ban all firearms accessories such as “bump stocks,” which were used in the Las Vegas shooting, that can be used to make semi-automatic weapons fire at a rate similar to automatic weapons.
Trump’s move came less than a week after the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead.
“The Department understands this is a priority for the president and has acted quickly to move through the rulemaking process,” said Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores. “We look forward to the results of that process as soon as it is duly completed.”
The president spoke to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, who has taken the Republican lead on banning such accessories and even spoke to Dem Senator Dianne Feinstein about coming to a compromise on gun reform.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims that the president will conduct a “listening session” to hear ideas on how to prevent school shootings.