Who's afraid of the NRA? Trump

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 14, 2018

There were some good ideas in the president's plan.

The result was the set of proposals that emerged Sunday, which calls for federal spending to help states train school staff in firearms use; allow military veterans and retired police officers to work as school safety officers; support for a watered-down bill to improve background checks; a call to states to allow judges to approve seizing weapons from people who pose a "red-flag" threat to themselves or others; and a ban on "bump stock" devices that allow semiautomatic weapons to fire almost as rapidly as automatic weapons. We haven't gotten any specifics on how much money will be devoted to that.

The administration also is urging all states to pass risk protection orders, as Florida recently did, allowing law enforcement officers to remove firearms from individuals who are considered a threat to themselves or others and to prevent them from purchasing new guns, Bremberg said. She was on Today with Savannah Guthrie. Congress and the White House increasingly seem incapable of deciding any issue more complicated than naming a post office or two.

Where Trump's White House ended up on how to respond to school shootings is a world away from where he started. It's just such a striking fact of the American gun control debate that this whole issue is being discussed around arming schools.

Survivors of the Florida shooting have been pressing for a complete ban on sales of assault-style rifles to the public. How is this even possible?' "But we haven't let go of some of those other things that we're going to continue to review and look at". Back in February he said the NRA will back it. Florida decided to make that move and the NRA is suing the state of Florida.

Trump seemed to be playing his part.

The White House on Sunday vowed to help provide "rigorous firearms training" to some schoolteachers and formally endorsed a bill to tighten the federal background checks system, but backed off President Donald Trump's earlier call to raise the minimum age to purchase some guns to 21 years old from 18 years old. That commission may recommend raising the federal minimum age to 21. That is not the case.

"He backed off his openness toward an assault weapons ban, support for expanded background checks, barring those who exhibit "red flags" from buying guns and raising the age to buy assault weapons to 21".

"You're afraid of the NRA". Mental health services are improved. Different states, California, Washington, Oregon, has pushed this policy forward in recent years.

"The president ordered missile strikes in Syria, in opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following his use of chemical weapons against his own people". He's not pushing Congress, he's pushing on the states, but this will potentially give Republicans at the state level cover to come behind this measure which really could have a real effect on saving lives.

Sanders insisted that the age limit increase is still included in the proposal, though its only mention is on the list of issues that will be considered by a commission chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

This is not the first time there has been a controversy surrounding professional sports champions visiting the White House.

At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania Saturday, Trump mocked the idea of a commission to solve problems government should tackle head-on. "This president is still laying out other priorities that he would like to see talked about and implemented, whether we have to do that on a state level".

Beckett: There's a lot of questions around that.

"Well, he talked a big game, challenging both Republicans and Democrats to not be fearful of the NRA and certainly he's rolled back his commitments", said Murphy.

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