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CNBC: Trump 'Open' to Individual Gun Bans

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 February 2018 01:37 PM

President Donald Trump is "open" to banning some individuals from possessing any guns, CNBC reports, citing an unnamed White House official.

The White House would consider barring all firearms for some individuals, like those with mental illnesses, the official told CNBC. 

If accurate, it would represent the latest in a flurry of gun control measures Trump has moved on or is considering.

Trump on Tuesday issued a memo recommending a ban on bump stocks, a device that converts semi-automatic weapons to operate fully automatic. 

Trump also backed a bipartisan Senate bill to improve the existing background check system, and Axios reported Wednesday that privately, Trump is open to possibly raising the age limit on all guns. 

Currently, federal law prohibits handgun sales to anyone under 21, but long guns, like the sporting rifle used last week in the massacre of 17 students and adults, can be purchased by anyone over 18. 

Television personality Geraldo Rivera told the AP he discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons with Trump last weekend. 

"At our dinner at Mar-a-Lago I presented the Juvenile Assault Weapons Ban idea," said Rivera. "He took it under advisement, and further suggested strongly that he was going to act to strengthen background checks."

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