Astros All-Star skips out on Trump White House visit

Astros All-Star skips out on Trump White House visit

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.

US President Donald Trump has put off raising the minimum age for gun purchases, one of several measures he had backed after the shooting at a Florida school last month.

Almost 70 percent of the public, including most Republicans, favors raising the age for gun purchases from 18 to 21.

"He backed off his openness toward an assault weapons ban, support for expanded background checks, barring those who exhibit "red flags" from buying guns and raising the age to buy assault weapons to 21".

"The deranged murderer in Parkland, Florida, gave repeated warning signs that were ignored by federal and state officials". Those proposals were praised by gun control groups in the wake of the meeting and panned by the National Rifle Association. "But I'm saying it anyway", Trump said in a February 28 meeting with lawmakers. And he called for the reform and expansion of mental health programs, as well as a full audit and review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line.

Trump Sunday unveiled long-awaited policy plans supposedly created to combat the plague of mass shootings in American schools.

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Scott said the Florida legislation - though already in the crosshairs of the NRA - shows Florida, unlike the federal government, can move quickly and "get things done". On Sunday, the White House released its proposal, which focuses on arming teachers and doesn't mention raising the age limit for assault rifle purchases, which Trump supports.

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"There are not going to be one-size-fits-all approaches and solutions, and I think that that is a very cogent argument for having a commission", said a senior administration official, who would only answer questions from reporters on the condition of anonymity.

Once again, a pressing problem is being kicked down the road.

Under the Trump administration's plan, the Justice Department will assist school districts to work with local law enforcement to train school personnel in firearms.

Secretary DeVos' most notable statement on the issue to date was when she was asked in her confirmation hearing about allowing guns in schools and responded that in some places you might need them "to protect from potential grizzlies". A HuffPost/YouGov poll taken soon after Trump's initial comments shows that most of the nation, including much of the GOP, was willing to go along with numerous gun control measures he briefly supported.

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

The administration also has backed gun violence protection orders, which create a due-process-supported way for officials to temporarily seize the guns of a potentially risky individual. "Take the guns first, go through due process second", he said, winning the approval of Sen.

With just a couple of narrow exceptions - the most notable being trade barriers - every policy that this White House has produced has adhered strictly to conservative dogma, no matter what the president might or might not have said.

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