Trump’s proposed bump stock ban draws 97,000 comments weighing gun rights against fears of violence

Getty Images Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Foreground — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Opaque Background — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small Caps Defaults Done Updated at 9:20 a.m. on June 28 to reflect the final tally of comments. WASHINGTON– A regulatory agency received more than 97,000 comments on a proposed nationwide ban on bump stocks, the device used in a Las Vegas concert massacre that left 58 people dead last October. The 90-day comment period ended at midnight Wednesday, and gun control advocates and Second Amendment fans from Texas and across the country were eager to share their fears — of violence, or of losing their gun rights. Southlake Carroll High School junior Alanna Miller commented that she was at a concert on the night of the Las Vegas shooting, and that her experience led her to support the ban. "The access and availability to [sic] bump stocks enabled the shooter in Las Vegas to make his attack as deadly as it was," Miller wrote. "I couldn’t help but think that it could’ve been MY own concert that turned […]

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