Pres. Trump Public Safety Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony:  ·  Deputy Shaun Wallen, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (CA) -- 11 years of service ·  Corporal Rafael Ixco, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (CA) -- 20 years of service ·  Detective Bruce Southworth, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (CA) -- 7 years of service ·  District Attorney Investigator Chad Johnson, San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office (CA) -- 17 years of service ·  Officer Nicholas Koahou, Redlands Police Department (CA) -- 10 years of service ·  Detective Brian Olvera, San Bernardino Police Department (CA) -- 13 years of service ·  Chief Douglas Schroeder, Hesston Police Department (KS) -- 21 years of service ·  Emergency Medical Technician Sean Ochsenbein, Putnam County Rescue Squad (TN) -- 10 years of service ·  Lieutenant William Buchanan, Avery County Sheriff's Office (NC) -- 21 years of service ·  Firefighter/Harbor Patrol Officer David Poirier, Jr., Redondo Beach Fire Department (CA) - 25 years of service ·  Officer Andrew Hopfensperger, Jr., Antigo Police Department (WI) -- 9 years of service ·  Engineer Stephen Gunn, Peoria Fire-Medical Department (AZ) -- 12 years of service
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Pres. Trump Public Safety Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony: · Deputy Shaun Wallen, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (CA) -- 11 years of service · Corporal Rafael Ixco, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (CA) -- 20 years of service · Detective Bruce Southworth, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (CA) -- 7 years of service · District Attorney Investigator Chad Johnson, San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office (CA) -- 17 years of service · Officer Nicholas Koahou, Redlands Police Department (CA) -- 10 years of service · Detective Brian Olvera, San Bernardino Police Department (CA) -- 13 years of service · Chief Douglas Schroeder, Hesston Police Department (KS) -- 21 years of service · Emergency Medical Technician Sean Ochsenbein, Putnam County Rescue Squad (TN) -- 10 years of service · Lieutenant William Buchanan, Avery County Sheriff's Office (NC) -- 21 years of service · Firefighter/Harbor Patrol Officer David Poirier, Jr., Redondo Beach Fire Department (CA) - 25 years of service · Officer Andrew Hopfensperger, Jr., Antigo Police Department (WI) -- 9 years of service · Engineer Stephen Gunn, Peoria Fire-Medical Department (AZ) -- 12 years of service
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President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he has directed his attorney general to propose changes that would ban bump fire stocks, which make it easier to fire rounds more quickly. The move adds his voice to a process that began in December, two months after a gunman used the device in a shooting that left scores dead at a concert in Las Vegas.

“Just a few moments ago I signed a memo directing the attorney general to propose regulations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” Trump said at a Medal of Valor event at the White House, addressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“I expect these regulations to be finalized, Jeff, very soon,” Trump said.

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