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DC Mayor Will Propose Bill to Ban Bump Stocks

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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (Larry French/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 26 February 2018 09:53 PM

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday said she will introduce legislation to ban bump stocks in the District following renewed discussion about gun reform after a gunman opened fire at a high school in Florida on Feb. 14, killing 17.

"Americans are demanding common-sense action, and as leaders, we must listen and act," Bowser said. "Bump stocks, which turn already dangerous weapons into lethal machines, have no place in our society. President Trump said he may try to ban bump stocks without sending it to Congress. If the President won't send a bump stock ban to Congress, we will."

Trump on Monday said he is "writing out" bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic the speed of automatic weapons.

"Bump stocks, we are writing that out. I am writing that out," he told a group of state governors at the White House. "I don't care if Congress does it or not, I'm writing it out myself."

The president's comments come one week after he directed the Justice Department to create regulations that ban bump stocks.

The gunman in the Valentine's Day shooting used an AR-15 he purchased legally to open fire at his former school, but did not use a bump stock. Stephen Paddock, though, used the accessories to kill 58 people and wound hundreds during a mass shooting in Las Vegas in October.

The D.C. Council needs to approve Bowser's legislation before it undergoes a congressional review.

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