Sarah Huckabee Sanders Denies Trump 'Chickened Out' on Gun Control


Trump will back two modest pieces of legislation, and the administration pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers. We don't have a lot of experience in this, now we do.

His words rattled some Republicans in Congress and sparked hope among some gun control advocates that, unlike after so many previous mass shootings, meaningful regulations would be enacted. And, in a concession to the N.R.A. and Trump, the measure established a program for arming teachers and other school personnel in areas where local authorities approve of this a step. How is this even possible?'

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week that increased the age limit to 21 to buy firearms in the state, and the NRA quickly sued. 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.

The controversial DeVos gave an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday night to discuss elements of Trump's plan.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders ripped the White House Press Corps for "misrepresent [ing]" her statements from the podium.

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On Monday, Sanders insisted Trump "hasn't backed all" and repeatedly said the president is merely "pushing through things that we know have broad bipartisan support or things that we can do from an administrative perspective that we can do immediately". Even though he supported it, the president described the latter measure as untenable in the current political climate. That is not the case.

The new law raises the gun-buying age to 21. DeVos has been a source of contention because of her stance on privatizing schools over of supporting public education.

Monday's meeting was bittersweet for President Trump as the Astros beat his team, the New York Yankees, en route to the championship.

"And this is all while we're pledging our support for Second Amendment rights", he said, highlighting the fact that he keeps a gun underneath the seat of his auto and has a concealed weapons permit. Different states, California, Washington, Oregon, has pushed this policy forward in recent years.

Outside of support for a bill that would improve the database used to conduct background checks on gun purchases, much of the White House's policy shifts the responsibility of legislative development onto individual states, as opposed to the federal government.

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Hoffman declined to specify who was involved or he had spoken with about the endeavor, explaining that he wanted to reveal more information later in the month, but said he had held conversations with over 50 people.

"Why did he name this DeVos commission less than 24 hours after ridiculing the idea of blue ribbon commissions?" And yet the White House is coming forward and saying for school shootings this is the path we want to take. "Why is the president backing away from that promise to those six students?" a reporter asked. "We're still looking at how best we can move forward". He then turns to acknowledge Altuve, shakes his hand, locks thumbs to bring things closer, pats him on the shoulder and says, "Much taller than I thought". Instead he made a decision to only endorse the mildest possible compromise in Congress which is to ask states and federal agencies to follow the existing law.

"We can't just keep setting up blue-ribbon committees with your wife and your wife and your husband, and they meet and they have a meal and they talk talk talk talk".

Lois Beckett, reporter for The Guardian.

A newly released administration plan calls for improving reporting to the existing background-check system for gun buyers and training some educators to carry firearms in schools, but it does not propose raising the minimum purchasing age for military-style rifles from 18 to 21, an idea Trump previously endorsed.

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