President Trump Walks Back Support For Gun Control


BRIDGET: PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARS TO BE BACKING AWAY FROM SUPPORTING TOUGHER BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN SALES…SAYING THAT MENTAL HEALTH IS THE KEY ISSUE BEHIND RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS… ABC KAREN TRAVERS HAS MORE. ” IT LOOKS LIKE A MAJOR WALK BACK FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP ON GUN LEGISLATION. PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE WE HAVE VERY STRONG BACKGROUND CHECKS RIGHT NOW IN THE WAKE OF THIS MONTH’S MASS SHOOTINGS IN EL PASO AND DAYTON…THE PRESIDENT EXPRESSED INTEREST IN TOUGHER BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN SALES. WE NEED INTELLIGENT BACKGROUND CHECKS. THIS ISN’T A QUESTION OF NRA, REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT, BUT NOW THE PRESIDENT IS SHIFTING THE FOCUS AWAY FROM GUNS?AND REPEATING A KEY POINT FROM THE NRA. THIS IS A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM///IT’S THE PEOPLE THAT PULL THE TRIGGER. IT’S NOT THE GUN THAT PULLS THE TRIGGER. MR TRUMP ALSO SIGNALING HE WILL NOT TAKE A LEAD ROLE ON BACKGROUND CHECK LEGISLATION. CONGRESS IS WORKING ON THAT. THEY HAVE BIPARTISAN COMMITTEES WORKING ON BACKGROUND CHECKS AND VARIOUS OTHER THINGS. BACK IN THE HEADLINES…LEGISL ATION FROM DEMOCRATIC SEN. JOE MANCHIN AND REPUBLICAN SEN. PAT TOOMEY THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY EXTEND BACKGROUND CHECKS TO INCLUDE GUN SHOWS AND EVEN INTERNET SALES. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SPOKEN TO BOTH MANCHIN AND TOOMEY…AND OFFICIALS SAY HE HAD EXPRESSED AN INTERESTING IN THE LEGISLATION. BUT THAT WAS BEFORE SUNDAY’S WALK BACK. MANCHIN’S MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT ON CBS: IT DOESN’T HAPPEN UNLESS YOU STAND UP AND YOU HAVE A BILL THAT YOU BASICALLY SUPPORT. KAREN TRAVERS: ADVISORS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW NEW GUN CONTROL MEASURES COULD IMPACT HIM POLITICALLY. THE PRESIDENT ON SUNDAY EMPHASIZED HIS GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE NRA…SAYING HE’S BEEN VERY GOOD FOR THE GUN RIGHTS GROUP. KT ABC NEWS THE BRIDGET: YESTERDAY MAY HAVE BEEN THE LAST DAY FOR PEOPLE TO SWIM AT SIOUX CITY’S RIVERSIDE POOLS, BUT TODAY THE POOL WENT TO THE POOCHES.

1 thought on “President Trump Walks Back Support For Gun Control

  • wow. who would have thought that an ignorant, hateful, lying POS con man would have caved like a bitch to the NRA?

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