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Trump, citing 'evil massacre' in Florida, starts talking about gun control

President Donald Trump. Foto: AP/Andrew Harnik

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled an openness to modest gun-control measures following what he called an "evil massacre" at a South Florida high school last week that left 17 dead and prompted passionate calls from teenagers for reform.

Trump directed the Justice Department to draft a ban on devices known as "bump stocks," molded pieces of plastic or metal that can attach to a legal semiautomatic gun and allow it to fire up to 100 rounds in seven seconds, similar to an illegal machine gun...

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