Everytown, Moms Demand Action Respond to President Trump Directing Justice Department to Propose Regulations to Ban Bump Stocks
NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statement today after President Trump ordered the U.S. Justice Department to propose regulations that ban bump stocks.
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“This sounds like a good initial step, but the devil is in the details, and it remains to be seen whether the Department of Justice will actually prohibit bump stocks, or if the White House is playing games. Regardless, this action alone is not enough. Across America, students, educators, mothers and fathers are demanding that our leaders meet this moment with robust action to reduce gun violence. The White House and Congress need to do much more, starting with legislation to require criminal background checks on every gun sale — supported by 95 percent of Americans.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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