President Trump to discuss guns with video game industry

President Trump to discuss guns with video game industry

Such devices, used by the shooter who killed scores at a Las Vegas concert in October, turn legal semi-automatic rifles into virtual machine guns.

The President has spoken approvingly of expanding background checks for people buying guns - a measure that has been resisted by the NRA and by Republicans in Congress.

The White House meeting came amid fresh public debate over gun laws, fueled by student survivors of the massacre at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who have been meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

"I think it would be a very positive thing, in terms of background checks", Trump said.

At the White House, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, one of two Democrats to address Trump publicly, expressed his concerns over the idea of arming teachers as a response to the school shootings. Trump also said he was open to adding domestic violence data into the database.

Even though he argued more guns carriers could prevent future mass shootings, he doubted that the bill would receive enough support to pass in the Senate. Republicans in Congress have repeatedly rejected such checks.

"I think the mindset changed right now, " Manchin said Wednesday on "CBS This Morning".

Firearm confiscation - Trump said that it's up to the states to pass laws that would allow law enforcement to confiscate firearms from people believed to be a danger to either themselves or others.

But even the "Fix NICS" bill faced resistance from some in the GOP, including leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

"It is going to have to be you, " Murphy said. The school's jersey he was wearing at the practice "didn't hold up" and is being held as evidence by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

President Donald Trump gave his support to the toughest new restrictions on guns in decades Thursday. "Look, there's a way that you can respect and protect due process, and protect the rights of millions of Americans, while also hardening our schools and keeping kids safe".

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President Trump to discuss guns with video game industry

The bills from Democratic senators would have strengthened the state's background check system and set aside state funding for research into firearm violence.

The law restricts dealer sales of other guns, including handguns like pistols, and related ammunition to people who are 21 and older.

Also on Wednesday, Trump responded to Vice President Mike Pence's concerns about how gun reform might affect due process by saying, "Take the gun first, go through due process second", as reported by CNN.

Ryan did not commit to passing the background check bill on its own and panned other bills, including stiffer background checks and an assault weapons ban.

While Democrats have yet to notch any major legislative victories in the age of Trump, they are increasingly hearing statements from him that are more in line with their talking points than the Republican President's party compatriots. Amy Klobuchar's expanded background checks proposal.

The House passed legislation in December that included changes to the background-check system.

Pushing to expand Cornyn's bill-which has been gaining steam in the Senate-could stall its progress.

US President Donald Trump has told a group of lawmakers not to be so "petrified" of the powerful gun lobby the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Some states have laws allowing police to temporarily seize guns from people reported to be unsafe.

Some Republican lawmakers indicated they are wary of increasing the age at which some guns may be purchased. The White House is inviting lawmakers from both parties for meetings this week.

Thursday's announcement from Trump that he would levy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports was the latest move that pleased Democrats while terrifying many Republicans - with GOP senators swiftly criticizing the move.

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