Olorunnipa also asked if Trump fully supports a compromise plan on gun policy from Sens. The fact that we haven't gotten those, yeah, it's disappointing it happened.
"The administration will be working with states to provide rigorous firearms training to specifically qualified volunteer school personnel", said Andrew Bremberg, a presidential assistant who heads the Domestic Policy Council. So that of course is probably the most controversial part of the plan. Elizabeth Warren called the "worst secretary of education this country has ever seen".
Meantime, the President continues to fight to put more guns in the hands of more teachers and other school staff, insanely selling it as something close to a silver bullet to solve mass shootings.
No student, no family, no teacher and no school should have to live the horror of Parkland or Sandy Hook or Columbine again. How is this even possible?'
When Republican Senator Pat Toomey said he opposed raising the minimum age for gun purchases, Trump had sharp words for him.
The NRA has sued the state of Florida over a law that requires gun buyers to be at least 21 years old.
The President addressed the issue on Twitter Monday morning.
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The blaze gutted three other factories before it was controlled by fire engines, the Press Trust of India quoted Shinge as saying. Tarapur MIDC was the most important, as there are around 1,100 chemical units which store hazardous and flammable chemicals here.
Sanders' response was that while the president personally supports raising the age, "We're pushing forward on the things that have support".
Pressed repeatedly on NBC Monday about why the White House backed off Trump's support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault-style weapons, DeVos said that "everything is on the table", stressing that the commission will study a wide range of issues. He argues that there is "not much political support (to put it mildly)". That is not the case. DeVos has been a source of contention because of her stance on privatizing schools over of supporting public education. The meeting was warm, these people said, with the president telling Cox that he valued the NRA and wanted to be on the same page. She described the plan as "pragmatic". Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Monday, referring to a March 1 huddle between Trump and top officials at the gun rights group.
CNN reported on March 7 that Connecticut, Indiana, California, Washington, and OR already have ERPO laws in place and several more states are considering the move. And so it's a real win for science to have the president endorse that. But just a second ago we heard DeVos say well a lot of these questions should be hashed out by the states.
White House officials said Trump's official gun plan was drafted within the confines of what Congress will allow - a notable contrast to Trump's "I alone can fix it" image as someone who could single-handedly cut through Washington gridlock.
At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania Saturday, Trump mocked the idea of a commission to solve problems government should tackle head-on. But I'm saying it anyway. He started out as one of the most pro-gun and pro-National Rifle Association presidents in modern history. The Journal reported Trump believes "taking the step now could jeopardize his talks with Beijing on confronting the threat of North Korea". But in fact just going with the most minimal viable product.
For background checks, White House officials said the president will support the bipartisan FixNICS measure to incentivize state participation in the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which conducts checks on behalf of licensed gun stores before they transfer a firearm to a customer.