President Trump wants the Justice Department to review a ban on bump stocks, and other gun modifications like them, in the wake of Las Vegas.
"After the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, I directed the Attorney General to clarify whether bump stock devices like the one used in Las Vegas are illegal under current law. That process began in December, and just a few moments ago, I signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General to ban all devices that turn illegal weapons into machine guns. I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized... very soon."— President Trump today [Video]
What a bump stock does, via a useful N.Y. Times explainer:
P.S. ... "In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles." [AP]
Alex Van der Zwaan, former associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom UK LLP, arrives at Federal Court. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images