Republicans mull next steps on gun laws

Today, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will be "meeting with members of the video game industry to see what they can do on that front as well".

"You have a different president now", he crowed.

NRA Executive Director Chris Cox, meanwhile, echoed Trump's sentiments, and added Vice President Mike Pence was also present. He is seeking "not necessarily universal background checks, but certainly improving the background-check system". They have great power over you people.

Sanders sought to tame expectations after Trump's wide array of promises and proposals, made in the wake of the country's latest school shooting, on gun-related legislation.

"We believe that it is the job of companies that manufacture and sell guns and ammunition to work towards common sense solutions that prevent the type of violence that happened in Florida last month", according to the statement.

Kroger Co said on Thursday it will stop selling firearms and ammunition to buyers under the age of 21 at its Fred Meyer stores, becoming the third major United States retailer to set restrictions that are tougher than government regulations. "We take great steps to provide tools to help players and parents make informed entertainment decisions".

Instead, Mr Trump again voiced his support for expanded background checks. Gun free zones are proven targets of killers.

"It would be so attractive to have one bill that everybody can support, as opposed to - you know - 15 bills, everybody's got their own bill", Mr Trump said.

A major United States gun retailer, Dick's Sporting Goods, said on Wednesday that it would immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines, and would not sell any guns to people under 21.

Trump has mentioned arming teachers, and says his administration, not Congress, would ban bump-stock devices that enable guns to fire like automatic weapons. Several major retailers have said in recent days they will stop selling guns to buyers under age 21.

Trump - who received record-breaking support from the National Rifle Association during the 2016 presidential election - told lawmakers during a live televised meeting Wednesday that they shouldn't be afraid to defy the NRA.

Two weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead, President Trump appears to have broken with the NRA and his Republican colleagues.

Conservative lawmakers oppose gun restrictions as an infringement of the Second Amendment to the USA constitution, which governs the right to bear arms.

"I am convinced there is a bipartisan product that could come out of this process and it would be on keeping unsafe people from getting guns", said Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) for being too "afraid" of the NRA. "It's so incredible", Trump said, during the same meeting yesterday with lawmakers. "Can you add what Amy and [Sen.] Dianne [Feinstein, D-Calif.] have?"

That effort, however, ended in failure in Congress amid Trump's shifting views and priorities in the debate. After many years, a Bill should emerge. Meadow's relatives attended a previous White House session with Trump.

  • Salvatore Jensen