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Politics Justice Department proposes banning rapid-fire bump stocks

17:36  10 march  2018
17:36  10 march  2018 Source:   ap.org

House to debate bill to reduce violence in schools

  House to debate bill to reduce violence in schools The U.S. House of Representatives will debate bipartisan legislation next week aimed at preventing violence at schools following the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school on Feb. 14, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Tuesday.McCarthy, the second most powerful Republican in the House, did not outline any other bills the chamber might consider that are urged by gun control groups, such as raising the minimum age for buying semi-automatic rifles or banning them altogether.

The Trump administration is proposing banning bump stocks , which allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire and were used in last year’s Las The Justice Department ’s regulation would classify the hardware as a machine gun banned under federal law. That would reverse a 2010 decision by the

George Frey/Getty Images. Justice Department proposes banning rapid - fire bump stock . The Justice Department 's regulation would classify the hardware as a machine gun banned under federal law. That would reverse a 2010 decision by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and

A bump stock is installed on an AK-47 at a gun range in Orem, Utah. © George Frey/Getty Images A bump stock is installed on an AK-47 at a gun range in Orem, Utah. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is proposing banning bump stocks, which allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire and were used in last year's Las Vegas massacre.

The Justice Department's regulation, announced on Saturday, would classify the device as a machine gun prohibited under federal law.

The move was expected after President Donald Trump ordered officials to work toward a ban after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school. It likely sets the stage for what could become prolonged legal battles with gun manufacturers while the devices remain on the street.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had previously approved bump stocks. ATF officials believed they lacked the authority to regulate the devices without action from Congress.

The proposal still needs Office of Management and Budget approval.

Maine fire department ordered to 'stand down' over old gear .
Officials have ordered a Maine town's fire department to "stand down" because the group's rescue gear is outdated and doesn't meet national standards.The Portland Press Herald reports the Limington Board of Selectmen released a statement Sunday explaining that the Limington fire department's gear is more than 10 years old, and it doesn't meet the National Fire Protection Association's standard. The standard is required for safety concerns and applies to jackets, pants, helmets and boots.

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