Trump says NRA's views should be 'respected' as Congress weighs gun action

Trump says NRA's views should be 'respected' as Congress weighs gun action
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  • calendar-gray 09 August 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday said he has been speaking with the National Rifle Association to ensure that the gun lobby’s “very strong views” are considered as congressional leaders weigh possible gun legislation after two weekend mass shootings, APA reports citing Reuters.

Trump also said serious discussions between the leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate were taking place over expanding background checks for guns sales after 31 people were killed in the attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

The NRA, a key donor to many Republican senators, indicated in a statement on Thursday that it opposed any further gun restrictions.

Trump said on Twitter on Friday that he had “been speaking to the NRA, and others, so that their very strong views can be fully represented and respected.”

Trump’s tweets did not make clear what specific steps he would support.

“ I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is, but we all must work together for the good and safety of our Country,” he wrote. “Common sense things can be done that are good for everyone.”

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