Trump changes stance on gun sale restrictions

US President Donald Trump talks about banning devices that can be attached to semiautomatic guns to make them automatic during a Public Safety Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony at the White House in Washington on February 20

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The two measures backed by Trump - an effort to strengthen the federal background check system and an anti-school violence grant program - both enjoy bipartisan support, though some Republicans object and many Democrats say they are insufficient. "Absolutely not. ... There are meaningful steps we can take right now".

One bill to be proposed by Trump is known as the STOP School Violence Act which would authorize $50 million a year on school-safety improvements, including violence-prevention training for teachers and students, the Wall Street Journal reported. It does not address the topic of gun control.

Since Feb. 14 students have taken the lead in demanding action from the USA government and signaling out the National Rifle Association (NRA), a self-declared civil rights organization that lobbies to maintain a mostly unregulated market for all types of weapons, including military-grade assault rifles. Otherwise, nothing: not the universal background checks that are needed, no ban on weapons of war, not even an increase in the legal age to buy certain weapons, something Trump had said made sense but seems to have abandoned in the face of NRA opposition.

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) later that week, Loesch also claimed at that audience members - many of them survivors and victims' family members - had threatened her life, although video footage posted on Twitter by event attendees cast doubt on that claim.

Trump has backed off from the idea of allowing police to confiscate guns from unsafe people, and he's no longer enthusiastic about raising the minimum age for buying assault weapons to 21. In his final recommendations, Trump, who had initially said he favored raising the age limit from 18 to 21 on long guns, did not include that restriction in his plans.

"Not much political support (to put it mildly)", he tweeted Monday.

Recent surveys have revealed broad support for the idea among the public: a Rasmussen poll published on March 6 found that approximately 67 percent of American adults are in favor of increasing the age limit from 18 to 21, with only 26 percent opposed. "From, Teenagers", Darcy Schleifstein, Zachary Dougherty and Sarah Emily Baum warn the National Rifle Association (NRA) that young Americans will use their financial and political power to ensure school safety by voting out lawmakers who accept donations from the group.

When Republican Senator Pat Toomey said he opposed raising the minimum age for gun purchases, Trump had sharp words for him.

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