As The Fix's Amber Phillips wrote before Monday's briefing, Trump's softening on gun control was entirely predictable.
Shortly after Sanders left the podium, the White House released a fact sheet stating that a Commission on School Safety, set to be helmed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, will examine age restrictions. He said at the time he was not protesting Trump specifically, but he has been critical of the USA government's lack of response to the devastation caused to Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria last fall. And deadly gun massacres are hardly limited to schools, as the people in Las Vegas, Orlando, Charleston and other communities know.
The Minnesota Department of Education said Monday there is no data on how often that exception is used.
He says Trump will recommend that states raise the legal age to purchase certain firearms to 21 and will call for a task force to study the issue in more depth. "But I'm saying it anyway", Trump said in a February 28 meeting with lawmakers. "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". "You have to have some congressional component to do some of these things, and without that support, it's not as possible".
The White House Monday announced its plan on new gun measures, almost one month after the deadly school shooting in Florida. During his Pennsylvania rally on Saturday night, the President talked North Korea, swiped at the media and Oprah Winfrey, and called Chuck Todd a "sleepy-eyed son of a bitch". (Maybe that's why he just wished us "good luck" as Hurricane Harvey was barreling toward Texas previous year?) Also missing was Carlos Beltran, who retired from baseball after the championship.
"It will be cool to see some of the guys that were with the team a year ago that aren't with us anymore", Harris said. "For those who are capable, this is one solution that can and should be considered; but no one size fits all".
The plan also proposes to fund firearms training for teachers.
Olorunnipa also asked if Trump fully supports a compromise plan on gun policy from Sens. Funding will be available for training and other kinds of assistance to prevent violence by pin pointing the potential for violent acts in middle and high schools.
"Highly trained expert teachers will be allowed to hide carry, subject to State Law", Trump wrote Monday. Sources were described as "four people familiar with the matter", who said Flood met with the president this past week in the Oval office. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., that is created to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; and the STOP School Violence Act, which would authorize state-based grants to implement violence prevention training for teachers and students. The NRA on Friday sued Florida over a new gun law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott that bans the purchase of firearms by anyone under the age of 21.
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