Trump abandons age 21 rifle purchase restriction

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Houston Astros Visit President Donald Trump at White House

However, one key part of his proposal - raising the minimum age to buy certain firearms from 18 to 21 - has run into fierce opposition from the National Rifle Association. Back in February he said the NRA will back it. Florida decided to make that move and the NRA is suing the state of Florida. "Things are moving rapidly on this, but not much political support (to put it mildly)", the president wrote.

The president quickly drew Democratic criticism over age limits. Sen.

Trump was endorsed by the NRA in his 2016 presidential election campaign. They represent a near-total capitulation to the gun lobby Trump claimed to have the courage to confront.

Sixty percent of Americans want a ban on guns in schools and colleges. "Cowards will only go where there is no deterrent!" Asked why the age limit proposal was dropped from the administration plan, DeVos told NBC's "Today" show on Monday that the plan was the first step in a lengthy process.

US President Trump put responsibility for raising the age limits on gun purchases to the courts and states, saying he would wait for judicial rulings before acting.

Ivanka Trump's continued relationship with the businesses affiliated with the Trump Organization creates potential conflicts of interest prohibited by federal law and federal ethics standards as she works as a special assistant to the president. Basically what the White House has said is that there are existing state and local programs to allow some school personnel to carry guns within the schools, to carve out exceptions under federal law to allow them to do that. and that they want to sort of build on what some states are already doing. "It's not going to be appropriate in every location, but it is going to be appropriate in some places".

"The Astros' victory for the ages was truly a team effort", said President Trump.


The plan is less ambitious than the changes Trump advocated in a series of listening sessions in the weeks after the massacre.

Trump himself admitted in an earlier tweet that he is not now pushing age restrictions that could have prevented 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz from buying the powerful AR-15 assault rifle used on February 14 to kill 14 students and three adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. And yet these other weapons that we talk about. they're allowed to buy them at 18.

"I'm retired", Beltran said last month.

Numerous student survivors have urged Washington to toughen restrictions on gun purchases, but such measures are fiercely opposed by the National Rifle Association, and the Trump plan does not include any substantial changes to gun laws.

On Friday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a gun control bill that was passed by the state's legislature.

The White House said that by suspending the security assistance to Pakistan, Trump has sent a "long overdue" message to the recipients of American foreign aid that the administration expects them to fully join the United States in combating terrorism. And he called for the reform and expansion of mental health programs, as well as a full audit and review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line. As the February 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., faded from headlines, the White House realized the president perhaps overstepped on what he was willing to do - and whom he was willing to anger.

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