Trump Ridicules Lawmakers For Fearing NRA, Failing To Act On Guns

Trump Ridicules Lawmakers For Fearing NRA, Failing To Act On Guns

"I think they should have taken them away, whether they had the right or not", Trump said. He said: "We have to stop this nonsense".

True to his mercurial reputation, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday turned against the gun lobby, backing a series of gun control measures including recommending confiscating weapons first from individuals deemed unsafe even before due process. But as Trump took office, the American gun market was approaching saturation.

Democratic legislators made a point of appealing to the president to use his political power to persuade his party to take action. And you go one further step and that's the movies. Chris Murphy told Trump.

President Donald Trump has accused members of Congress of being afraid of the National Rifle Association (NRA), as he called for an increase in the minimum age for buying a rifle.

"Now, this is not a popular thing in terms of the NRA, but I'm saying it anyway", Mr Trump said. "I've been saying all week that we should pass this bill now", he said.

The school reopened on Wednesday for the first time since the Valentine's Day assault in which 17 students and teachers were killed.

If Trump decides to abandon his push for gun control due to NRA influence, he will prove Democrats' argument that the NRA has vast sway over Republicans.

Schumer said Democrats are still considering what they would back in an expanded background check system. The president also held a meeting at the White House Thursday morning with police and families impacted by school shootings, including survivors of the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida.

A man who confronted a suspect in a shooting at a Texas church is also on the participant list released by the White House. The organization spent more than $30 million branding the president as a protector of the Second Amendment and the only candidate capable of preserving the conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

Miller's question also comes after today's decision by lawmakers to move on from considering any gun legislation in favor of discussing unrelated banking measures.

"You'll never get that passed". The bill would broaden background checks and Toomey says "the president really could make the difference". The bill would penalize federal agencies that fail to report criminal records and give incentives to states to keep the federal database used for gun purchases updated. "Maybe you change the title, all right?"

Among those at the White House Wednesday were Sens.

On Thursday, Trump phoned Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to express support for his proposal on background checks for gun purchases.

On Thursday, Toomey preferred to focus on the president's support for Manchin-Toomey as the basis for Congress acting.

Some people wondered if they had inadvertently stumbled into the past, as the relationship between video games and violent behaviour has always been debated in the media. Trump said he didn't know much about the the bill and speculated that it "didn't have a lot of presidential backing".