President Trump Bucks NRA, Pushes Forward with Gun Control

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

by AWR HAWKINS
BreitBart.com
28 Feb 2018

President Trump made clear Wednesday that he is moving forward with certain gun controls despite NRA opposition.

CNN quoted Trump saying, “Half of you are so afraid of the NRA. And you know what? There’s nothing to be afraid of.”

A senior administration official confirmed that the big sticking point between Trump and the NRA is Trump’s plan to raise the minimum age for rifle purchases from 18-years old 21-years old. But the White House did caveat that intention by suggesting the increased age may only be on “certain firearms.”

Either way, the NRA opposes it, and NRA leadership made this clear during meetings with Trump over the weekend.

But Trump remains determined. In addition to raising the minimum age for long gun purchases Trump is also rallying behind new gun laws for our background check system. These new laws were put forth by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and John Cornyn (R-TX), in legislation called “Fix NICS.” The legislation was introduced after the Air Force failed to report the Texas church shooter’s criminal conviction to the background check system, thus allowing him to legally acquire a gun.

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