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Trump’s order to ban bump stocks is an empty gesture

Heather Timmons
Trump’s order to ban bump stocks is an empty gesture

Donald Trump ordered US attorney general Jeff Sessions to “propose regulations to ban all devices to turn legal weapons into machine guns” today. He was referring to so-called bump stock devices which can modify a semi-automatic rifle to fire as many as 800 bullets per minute. Trump’s statement comes amid rising calls for gun control…