although on Feb. 28, Trump appeared to back a “much more comprehensive” gun bill in addition to also also expressed support for improvements to background checks in addition to also also stricter age restrictions on gun buying. Speaking during a bipartisan meeting on school in addition to also also community safety, Trump conceded such talk about age restrictions was “not a common thing to say, in terms of the NRA. although I’m saying that will anyway.”
Also, Trump added: “You can buy the kind of weapon used within the school shooting at 18. I think that will’s something you have to think about.”
Yet two weeks later, Trump appeared to change his tune in addition to also also backed off gun-control measures opposed by the NRA, including age limits. “Not much political support (to put that will mildly),” Trump said in a tweet.
Trump also appeared to distance himself through any improvements to background checks in addition to also also instead the administration will be focusing on such things as weapons training for teachers.
John Donohue, professor of law at Stanford, said the NRA has suffered setbacks in some states such as Florida with fresh gun-control bills as well as some local ordinances. although, he added, the gun group will be essentially within the driver’s seat when that will comes to blocking federal legislation. For example, Donohue said he wasn’t surprised Trump ultimately sided with the NRA even after hinting otherwise.