Feinstein: Trump must urge GOP to pass bump stock ban

Feinstein: Trump must urge GOP to pass bump stock ban
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is doubling down on legislation banning bump stocks after President Trump urged the Justice Department (DOJ) to propose regulations.

“The ATF currently lacks authority under the law to ban bump stocks. The agency made this clear in a 2013 letter to Congress, writing that ‘stocks of this type are not subject to the provisions of federal firearms statutes,’ ” Feinstein said in a statement, referring to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Trump said at a White House event on Tuesday that he had directed the DOJ to propose regulations and he expects “that these critical regulations will be finalized … very soon.”

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