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White House: Trump Didn't Bow to NRA on Guns

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By    |   Monday, 12 March 2018 05:02 PM

The White House pushed back on criticisms Monday that suggested President Donald Trump has bowed to the NRA regarding school safety and gun control measures.

Over the weekend, Trump's framework to make America's schools safer and to help address the gun violence epidemic across the country was made public. At issue during Monday's White House daily briefing was why a directive to raise the minimum age to purchase assault rifles from 18 to 21 was not included in the plan, as Trump had talked about it several times in recent weeks — even endorsing the practice in a Feb. 22 tweet.

According to the proposal, raising the age limit will be studied by a federal commission on school safety.

"Right now, the president's primary focus is on pushing through things that we know have broad bipartisan support or things that we can do from an administrative perspective that we can do immediately," Sanders said when asked about the possibility of raising the age limit and giving law enforcement the power to confiscate firearms from people who may pose a threat to public safety.

"We haven't let go some of those other things that we'll continue to review and look at."

Several reporters in the briefing room fired back at Sanders, asking whether the NRA and its lobbying power had made Trump soften his stance on making it harder for people to buy guns.

Sanders responded by saying certain gun control proposals do not have enough support on Capitol Hill to pass, a claim Trump made earlier Monday.

"He hasn't backed away from these things at all. They're still outlined in the plan," Sanders said. "He can't make them happen with a broad stroke of the pen. You have to have a congressional component to do these things. Without that support, it's not as possible."

Sanders said the White House is dedicated to figuring out "the best path forward" on the matter.

Regarding universal background checks for all gun purchases, including private and internet sales, Sanders would only say that Trump is in favor of repairing holes in the current background check system.

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