“In order to eliminate — terminate — bump stocks, we have to go through procedure. We are now at the final stages of that procedure,” President Donald Trump declared in an Oct. 1 Rose Garden press conference marking the anniversary of the Las Vegas shootings. “We are knocking out bump stocks. I’ve told the NRA — bump stocks are gone.
“We’re in the final two or three weeks and I’ll be able to write out bump stocks,” Trump clarified.
It’ll be after the White House Office of Management and Budget gets done with it, actually. Per CNN, the Justice Department turned over its Final Rule on Sept. 27, and the OMB now has 90 days to do its review. Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Neither the OMB or Justice would confirm … that the measure was under review.”
In any case, action appears imminent, making fair the question “What the hell?”
Trump was supposed to be a “pro-gun” president.
by David Codrea