Trump says administration talking to Democrats about meaningful gun legislation

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (Aug 20) that his administration was in discussions with Democrats to produce some sort of ...

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration was in discussions with Democrats to produce some sort of meaningful gun legislation following mass shootings in the United States in recent weeks.

"We're looking at different things. And I have to tell you that it's a mental problem, and I've said it a hundred times, it's not the gun that pulls the trigger, it's the person that pulls the trigger. These are sick people," Trump said. Congressional Democrats did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the president's remarks on guns.Following the mass shootings, Trump initially voiced support for tougher background checks so that"sick people don't get guns." He also suggested the National Rifle Association, one of the most powerful lobby groups, might drop its strong opposition to gun restrictions.

"We have very, very strong background checks right now. But we have, sort of, missing areas, and areas that don't complete the whole circle," Trump said.

Source: Law Daily Report (lawdailyreport.net)

 

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