NRA sends calming force after Trump floats gun control


"We all want safe schools, mental health reform and to keep guns away from risky people", Cox said after the meeting. "Take the guns first, go through due process second", Trump said.

On Thursday, Trump tweeted, "many ideas, some good and some not so good, emerged from our bipartisan meeting on school safety yesterday at the White House".

Sanders, speaking to reporters at the White House, refused to commit Trump to any specific proposal except support for legislation that strengthens the national criminal background check system.

Toomey said on Thursday he didn't fear the NRA, and he called on Trump to back his measure, believing it has a better chance of passing now. That announcement will likely include goals for background checks and bump stocks, though whether age restrictions will be specifically addressed remains unclear, according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. He also tweeted, "Respect 2nd Amendment!"

"If you add concealed carry to this, you'll never get it passed", Trump said.

Democrats also propose that families, or police agencies, could petition a court to block those subject to active orders of protection for domestic violence or abuse from getting a gun, or to even take them away if they already have one.

By Thursday night, several expressed resignation to the late-night statements by the president and Mr Cox.

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On March 1, President Donald Trump doesn't want gun control.

Opponents derailed the Toomey-Manchin bill but Trump resurrected interest, asking the senators about it at Wednesday's meeting. "But we haven't made a final determination", Sanders said. After the meeting, Murphy told reporters: "I'm anxious that this was the beginning and the end of the president's advocacy on this issue". However, the president raised eyebrows during that meeting for his comments on how to take guns away from people identified as potential threats.

"I like taking the guns early", Trump said. Trump told Feinstein multiple times that he will look at her bill. HuffPost has reached out to the White House for comment.

"I mean this is America, you have a constitutional own a. weapon and defend yourself and hunt with it or use it for whatever you want", Kennedy told Fox Business.

On a previous occasion, both senators, Manchin and Toomey, were supportive of the measure that was directed towards strengthening background checks when it comes to gun purchases.

For example, one of the sources said the plan was to roll out a policy that would make it easier for a judge to weigh in on whether someone with a mental illness should have a firearm.

"The president must push congressional Republicans to resist the NRA and support these proposals which are endorsed by the overwhelming majority of Americans".