President hosts Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor awards

- President Trump on Tuesday announced he will direct the Justice Department to ban gun modifications like bump stocks, which were used during the massacre in Las Vegas.

He made the announcement during the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor awards at the White House.

The awards were being given to 12 people who have risked "their lives to protect America's citizens and communities."

The award is the highest national honor a public safety officer — firefighters, law enforcement or emergency services officers — can receive, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Officers who went "above and beyond the call of duty" in various emergency situations to protect human life are to receive the honors Tuesday from the president, including those who jumped into action during a terror more than two years ago.

Fourteen people were killed and 22 others injured in December 2015 when a husband and wife went on a deadly shooting rampage in San Bernadino, California.


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