President Trump on Gun Control: Bump Stocks GONE, ‘Take Guns First, Focus on Due Process Second’
OutdoorHub Reporters 02.28.18
President Trump on Wednesday sat down with a group of bipartisan legislators, and discussed what comes next as far as gun control following the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
In the meeting, Trump made it very clear that bump stocks – a device used to allow semiautomatic firearms to fire several rounds at once – would be outlawed “quickly,” and assured he will take care of that himself.
“I’m going to write that out, because we can do that with an executive order . . . we’ll have that done pretty quickly, they’re working on it right now, the lawyers,” Trump stated during the White House meeting.
The Hill also reports that Trump stood behind a proposal for confiscating guns from individuals who have a reported mental health issue, even if it violates due process rights.
He said, “I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida . . . to go to court would have taken a long time.”
“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump elaborated.
Here’s a quick rundown of what was discussed during the meeting, which you can watch the full video below:
- Forced confiscation of guns without due process
- No gun sales of any sort to anyone under 21
- Domestic Violence gun restrictions
- Universal Background checks