The NRA on Friday said it is not on board with raising the age limit on purchasing semi-automatic weapons despite President Donald Trump's assertions that the powerful lobby would back him on that.
Trump on Thursday said he supports raising the age — from 18 to 21 — on purchasing a long gun or semi-automatic weapon like the AR-15 used last week during the massacre of 17 students and adults at a high school in Florida.
"We're going to work on getting the age up to 21 instead of 18," Trump said Thursday at the White House, adding that he thinks the NRA will back it — despite the group's stated opposition. "The NRA will back it and so will Congress."
The NRA on Friday said no way.
"Raising the age is not going to solve psychosis," NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said Friday on CNN's "New Day" morning program.
Trump, after asserting again Friday that the NRA "wants to do the right thing" on guns, nevertheless did not mention raising the age limit during his speech at CPAC.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday proposed banning gun sales of any kind to people under 21 years old.
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