White House rolls out new gun safety proposals

President Donald Trump is reportedly in talks with a veteran lawyer who represented Bill Clinton in his impeachment proceedings

President Donald Trump is reportedly in talks with a veteran lawyer who represented Bill Clinton in his impeachment proceedings

He has called for raising the minimum age for purchasing an AR-15 or similar-style rifles from 18 to 21 years old.

"Based on Betsy DeVos" performance on "60 Minutes' last night, and at Stoneman Douglas High School last week, it's clear the secretary of education knows little if anything about how to ensure safe and welcoming schools, much less an appropriate environment for teaching and learning", Weingarten said in a statement.

DeVos said that "far too often, the focus" after such tragedies "has been only on the most contentious fights, the things that have divided people and sent them into their entrenched corners".

From the parts of the plan that you're describing that are there and those that are not, it sounds like an NRA-approved school safety plan.

"To Jim Crane, General Manager Jeff Luhnow, President Reid Ryan, skipper A.J. Hinch... and all of the players and staff, congratulations on your incredible victory", President Trump said. A person must be 21 to buy a handgun but may buy a long gun at 18 from a licensed dealer under federal law. "We can't just keep setting up blue-ribbon committees", he said, adding that all they do is "talk, talk, talk".

Trump tweeted on Monday morning that he would support strengthened background checks but monitor court cases before raising the minimum purchase age. But the NRA nearly immediately sued to block the law and protect the "constitutional rights" of would-be gun buyers under the age of 21. "While they won't solve everything, they will help lead to a broader discussion on how to address a culture of violence in America, which is desperately needed", said Chris Cox, the NRA's head lobbyist, in a recruitment video Monday.

U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a portrait with Josh Reddick of the Houston Astros, and the rest of the 2017 World Series Champions after having been gifted a custom jersey in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 12, 2018.

"If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could end the attack very quickly", he has said.

"The flow of information that goes in the background check system from local and state courts is more updated and real-time information is made available", Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah said on ABC "This Week". There's overwhelming public support for the issue, plus Democrats in Congress have been calling for common-sense gun control measures for years.

He had chided a GOP lawmaker for being afraid of the NRA while touting a "take the guns first" and worry about "due process later" for gun owners who were deemed to be mentally unstable.

Congress to pass the Cornyn/Murphy legislation that will strengthen and improve the national instant criminal background check system. The president has been asking advisers and friends what they think of Cobb, who has urged cooperation with Mueller, according to the Times sources. If President Trump really wants to prove that his priority is the American people and not the NRA, he should state his unequivocal support for universal background checks, federal extreme risk protection orders, and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Arming teachers is an absolutely abhorrent response to school shootings - opposed by law enforcement, students, and educators alike. The Stop School Violence Act, another bipartisan proposal shepherded by Sen. They launched a news conference the very next day on Capitol Hill to unveil their gun-control wish list, hoping to build on the momentum the president had just given them.

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