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Trump Allies Urge Him to Stop Proposing Gun Control Measures

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By    |   Friday, 23 February 2018 11:40 AM

President Donald Trump's aides and allies outside the White House are pushing him to stop making statements on guns that may alienate his base, CNN reports.

Following the recent school shooting in Florida, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that "while discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system," according to USA Today.

According to CNN, people close to Trump worry that the president will be dragged further to the left on guns by the emotional news coverage and arguments from gun control advocates, which might antagonize the pro-gun voters that make up his base of support.

While at a listening session with school shooting survivors and parents held at the White House Wednesday, Trump made several proposals to end school shootings, including arming teachers and other school staff.

"We're going to do something about this horrible situation that's going on, and we're going to all figure it out together," Trump said. "I want to listen. And then after I listen, we're going to get things done."

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