Trump backs off on assault rifle curbs — Florida shooting
- Autor: Ricardo Clara Mar 13, 2018,
Mar 13, 2018, 14:14
"Not much political support (to put it mildly)" Trump tweeted Monday.
Because for example with the age limit question as you've reported the president, he's not taking on that issue head on anymore but instead assigning that to a new federal commission on school safety chaired by Secretary DeVos.
DeVos characterized the administration's efforts as "a pragmatic plan to dramatically increase school safety".
The White House's plan, announced less than four weeks after the Valentine's Day school attack, will immediately establish a federal commission to explore other options as well.
The only gun-related measure that appears to stand a chance of passage this year is the Fix NICS Act, a narrow NRA-backed bill that would improve data reporting to the national background check database.
Trump first floated the idea of arming teachers and school officials after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month - an idea that was met with immediate criticism.
During a meeting with lawmakers, Trump advocated the bipartisan FixNICS measure, introduced by Sens. "Arming teachers does nothing to prevent that", said Lily Eskelsen García, NEA president, in a statement. On this occasion, Trump and the second baseman did indeed shake hands, although Altuve maintained his serious expression.
Visits to the White House by championship-winning professional teams have become a tradition in recent decades. Dowd and Sekulow have been part of Trump's personal legal team since last summer.
"Do you think the drug dealers who kill thousands of people during their lifetime, do you think they care who's on a blue-ribbon committee?"
"You why know?" Trump said to Toomey. "Who could forget the amazing Jose Altuve?" Here's the response from Preet Bharara, who Trump famously fired as U.S. Attorney in March 2017.
According to the Entertainment Software Association, the ESRB assigned 1,491 ratings in 2016. The shift provides another example of the strong influence wielded by the NRA both at the White House and on Capitol Hill, where most lawmakers remain opposed to significant policy changes in the wake of the shooting massacre that killed 17 at a Parkland, Florida, high school last month. The White House has not proposed offering states new funding for this training.
"The president told the kids at Parkland, 'I'll go strong on this, I'll work on this age thing, '" Smith said.
Bremberg said the administration is backing two pieces of legislation: A bipartisan bill by Sens.
The topic of violence and video games - and the games' rating system - are newly in the spotlight. "So it's going to be consistent with what the president has talked about", Shah said. "No stone will be unturned".
On Saturday, the Justice Department submitted a regulation to ban bump stocks - devices that turn semiautomatic rifles into fully automatic machine guns - that would not require congressional approval.
"It's the makeup of this team that so many people around Houston are proud of", Hinch said. It's time for the Trump Administration to drop the NRA talking points and get serious about engaging in a real discussion about school safety, which entails talking about positive school climates. At the same time, the NRA told its members that they were under threat from liberals, the media and those who make it harder to buy guns - a common victimhood tactic following these types of headlines. He is far too weak and ignorant to follow through.
"On 18 to 21 Age Limits, watching court cases and rulings before acting". "They defend our freedoms". He left in disgrace after his alleged abuse of two ex-wives surfaced - not one, but two.
The NRA has not yet commented on the White House proposals. Hicks, 29, was scalded in the public eye by her romance with Rob Porter, 40, recently the staff secretary. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said.
The White House said the shift merely reflected political realities.