President Donald Trump unloads school gun control issue

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Just weeks after President Donald Trump championed gun restrictions in a rambling televised appearance, he backpedaled on Monday, offering a gun plan that largely hews to the NRA's orthodoxy and seemingly scraps his proposal to raise the buying age for some guns. Its idea to arm teachers is so controversial that most Republicans in Congress don't support it.

Trump has been ricocheting on the guns-in-schools issues ever since a February 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., took 17 lives.

"I think we could all see it coming".

Terror group ISIS has lost almost 100 per cent of its former caliphate while more than 50 per cent of the territory liberated from ISIS has been liberated under the Trump administration, the White House said. "Shame on you, Mr. President", Feinstein said in a statement. That commission may recommend raising the federal minimum age to 21. And deadly gun massacres are hardly limited to schools, as the people in Las Vegas, Orlando, Charleston and other communities know.

Instead, the president is promising federal assistance to help fund firearms training for school personnel. "Our students need more books, art and music programs, nurses and school counselors; they do not need more guns in their classrooms".

President Donald Trump on Monday offered a disappointing plan aimed at reducing gun violence in the nation's schools.

At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania Saturday, Trump mocked the idea of a commission to solve problems government should tackle head-on.

"Responding to the murder of 17 students and educators by endorsing the gun lobby's platform is a shameful abdication of the president's responsibility to lead".

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Eighty-five percent of Republicans told that Trump favored "strengthening background checks for buying and selling guns" said that they also favored doing so, as did a virtually identical 86 percent of those simply asked their opinion.

"His initiative basically amounts to a big nothing", he said of Trump.

The White House's proposal is the latest action by the Trump administration meant to address gun violence.

DeVos said that "far too often, the focus" after such tragedies "has been only on the most contentious fights, the things that have divided people and sent them into their entrenched corners".

The White House said Trump has taken aggressive action to confront Iran's "threatening behaviour", including imposing sanctions on dozens of Iran-linked entities and refusing to re-certify the Iran deal.

Sessions directed federal agencies to verify within 45 days that they are in full compliance or plan to become compliant with an existing law requiring agencies to report relevant records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Whatever the reason for Trump's hard-right turns on immigration and guns, it underscores what Democrats most fear about negotiating with the president: That no matter what bipartisan compromises the president seems to support when they're across the table from him, he'll fall back to his most conservative positions.

The administration also is urging all states to pass risk protection orders, as Florida recently did, allowing law enforcement officers to remove firearms from individuals who are considered a threat to themselves or others and to prevent them from purchasing new guns, Bremberg said.

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