Trump retreats from vow to stand up to NRA

Trump retreats from vow to stand up to NRA

Trump retreats from vow to stand up to NRA

The idea of raising the gun purchase age from 18 to 21 years - signed into law by the Governor of Florida on Friday - will instead get a review by a special blue ribbon panel being set up by the President. 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. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that he does not support raising the age to purchase long guns, such as AR-15 rifles that have been used in numerous recent mass shootings.

Florida last week adopted new gun regulations, triggering a federal lawsuit from the NRA to block raising the minimum age for buying long guns.

Almost a month after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., President Trump responded with his first formal policy.

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.

A commission on school violence - led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has been a major disappointment - will likely accomplish nothing of effect.

The NRA has not yet commented on the White House proposals.

The president's plan would provide for "rigorous" firearms training for some teachers and urges Congress to pass a bill to make the federal background check system more effective.

Astros All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa didn't make the trip Monday to Washington with his teammates to visit the White House, the Houston Chronicle reported. "But that doesn't mean he has wiped away some of those other things that we're still looking at how we can best move forward on".

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"Highly trained expert teachers will be allowed to hide carry, subject to State Law", Trump wrote Monday. "Armed guards OK, deterrent!", he wrote.

The President also took a moment to thank the Astros for their efforts in the hurricane recovery, and also the first responders who were in attendance at the White House.

President Donald Trump honored the Houston Astros at the White House Monday for winning the World Series.

President Donald Trump has finally outlined exactly what he wants to see from Congress on guns, and it's not much. That commission may recommend raising the federal minimum age to 21.

President Trump has previously indicated his support for arming teachers.

A number of other championship-winning teams have stayed away, most notably the Golden State Warriors, who made a decision to spend their recent time in Washington visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture with group of kids after Trump disinvited them from a White House visit in September. "We actually have to follow a process", said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. That bill is scheduled for a U.S. House of Representatives vote this Wednesday, according to CNN.

ABC's Jonathan Karl asked at one point, referring to Trump's characterization of opioid commissions during a rally Saturday in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.

In the weeks since the massacre, Trump has held listening sessions with lawmakers, survivors of recent school shootings and the families of victims.

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