"You're afraid of the NRA".
Tonight at 11/10c, Trump handles a meeting with lawmakers about guns like a drunk uncle at a wedding. "The White House has to send a proposal to Congress".
"Here with guns, it's a typical pattern", Schumer said.
"Fascinating, since I assume the President told them about the support for universal background checks, raising age for rifle purchases, and protective orders he announced on TV yesterday", Sen. He endorsed all sorts of legislation. She said the only specific promise Trump made to the NRA was that "he'll support the Second Amendment". The Toomey bill he has not fully gotten on board with.
Donald Trump has made his strongest call yet for restrictions on gun sales, urging United States lawmakers to take action in the wake of the recent Florida school shooting. But we're continuing to closely watch that. And she said that while Trump "conceptually" supports higher age requirements to purchase certain weapons, "he also knows there's not a lot of broad support for that". After many years, a Bill should emerge. That has been even supported by the NRA. Add all kinds of other stuff into it and let's do something comprehensive. That comment came at a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers Wednesday, which was quickly followed by a private session with the National Rifle Association on Thursday. "It doesn't make sense that I have to wait until I'm 21 to get a handgun but I can get this weapon at 18", Trump said on Wednesday, as he pressed Toomey on why his legislation doesn't address the issue.
Like on other gun-related matters, Sanders used the unscheduled gaggle to put some distance between the president and things he said earlier in the week - including what he said about the universal background checks favored by many Democrats and gun-control activists.
JOHN THUNE: You guys saw - you saw it, right? "Every word of it was a betrayal", said one NRA member.
KEITH: Not necessarily. There's just not that much clarity. "We always bring up gun control after a horrific mass shooting, but what should be discussed is gun control in the larger context of the number of people that are killed by firearms in this country every day, of which mass shootings is a subset". They're moving on to a banking bill. "I'm a big fan of the NRA. but that doesn't mean we have to agree on everything".