Trump not so tough on guns

President Donald Trump reportedly met last week with Emmet Flood a lawyer who represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings

Trump not so tough on guns

Just 11 days ago, Trump scolded Sen.

He told other senators in January he was ready to back a bipartisan immigration bill until he reversed course within hours.

"You have a different President", Trump said in his meeting with lawmakers.

The Guardian: Trump Plans To Arm Teachers But Drops Pledge On Gun Purchase Age Limit - "The Trump administration will use existing justice department funding to help train teachers and other school personnel to use firearms in an attempt to "harden" schools against mass shooting attacks, the White House announced on Sunday". He has called for raising the minimum age for purchasing an AR-15 or similar-style rifles from 18 to 21 years old.

President Donald Trump has backflipped on a promise to bring in stricter gun measures, instead throwing his support to putting more firearms in schools. "So what he is pushing forward are things that can be immediately accomplished either through the administration or that have broad-based bipartisan support in Congress". Legislation moving forward. Bump Stocks will soon be out. He and Republican leaders in Congress have been afraid to cross the National Rifle Association ahead of the November midterm elections because the gun lobby has always been a powerful force mobilizing conservative activists in elections.

In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott, R, defied the NRA last Friday by signing into law a new set of gun regulations that imposes a three-day waiting period for most purchases of long guns, raises the minimum age for buying those weapons to 21 and bans the possession of bump stocks.

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Then, Trump made one of the most pro gun-control Democrats in the Senate, Dianne Feinstein, positively giddy with the suggestion Congress should ban assault weapons. At a remarkable television session with members of Congress on February 28, he directly challenged NRA orthodoxy by calling for comprehensive gun control legislation.

The plan he unveiled Sunday makes no mention of such confiscation.

During the meetings, Trump also advocated arming certain teachers and school staffers, arguing that gun-free schools are "like an invitation for these very sick people" to commit murder.

At a political rally Saturday night in Pennsylvania, Trump mocked the idea of commissions to solve the nation's drug epidemic. And yet, these other weapons that we talk about ... they're allowed to buy them at 18. Near the end of Obama's presidency, a HuffPost/YouGov poll divided respondents into two groups before asking them about gun proposals. He also raised eyebrows by suggesting that law enforcement officials should be able to confiscate guns from those they deem a safety risk even before a court has weighed in. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Monday, referring to a March 1 huddle between Trump and top officials at the gun rights group.

Sanders rejected the idea that Trump's plan was modest, meek and hardly the bold action of a man who had vowed to be a leader like no other.

Where Trump's White House ended up on how to respond to school shootings is a world away from where he started. It isn't enough. The states must step in to reduce the threat to all Americans. He told The Wall Street Journal that the bank "actually makes money" and endorsed the idea it helps USA companies that have to compete with foreign rivals that receive subsidies from their governments - arguments that supporters of the Export-Import Bank of the United States have made for years.

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