Trump retreats from vow to stand up to NRA

U.S. President Donald Trump responds to a reporter's question about North Korea as he departs the White House Washington DC U.S. for a day trip to suburban Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for a Make America Great Again rally supporting Republican candidate

"President Trump has offered only drips of water in response to a five-alarm fire", said Kris Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. He has called for raising the minimum age for purchasing an AR-15 or similar-style rifles from 18 to 21 years old. He told The Wall Street Journal that the bank "actually makes money" and endorsed the idea it helps US companies that have to compete with foreign rivals that receive subsidies from their governments - arguments that supporters of the Export-Import Bank of the United States have made for years.

The president quickly drew Democratic criticism over age limits. Sen. Clearly, Trump is afraid of the National Rifle Association.

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote the school safety bill, tweeted he was "grateful" for the White House backing, calling the measure "the best first step we can take" to make students safer. He also raised eyebrows by suggesting that law enforcement officials should be able to confiscate guns from those they deem a safety risk even before a court has weighed in. "Cowards will only go where there is no deterrent!"

The gun-rights organization has already sued Florida after Governor Rick Scott signed legislation raising the minimum age to 21.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump "hasn't backed away" from his support of expanding background checks or raising the age limit on gun purchases, although neither were addressed in a plan the administration rolled out Sunday night.

"The president, as you know, doesn't have the ability to just create federal law, and he would need a number of other individuals to come together to help make that happen", Sanders said.

Trump ignored their outstretched hand on universal background checks and started talking more about arming teachers. "It's not going to be appropriate in every location, but it is going to be appropriate in some places".

Since then, the president has gradually backed off the idea of gun purchase age limits.

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The plan is less ambitious than the changes Trump advocated in a series of listening sessions in the weeks after the massacre.

Trump has been ricocheting on the guns-in-schools issues ever since a February 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., took 17 lives. "They have less power over me".

"I think we could all see it coming".

"I'm retired", Beltran said last month.

But now Trump has retreated, putting forward a modest package of gun-safety measures this week that has none of the provisions opposed by the NRA that he seemed to back days earlier. Instead, it directs the Justice Department "to provide technical assistance" to states interested in implementing extreme risk protection orders under which courts would have to approve the removal of guns from someone the state considers a safety risk. The White House did not immediately say how much money would be made available.

In a call with reporters Sunday evening, administration officials described the plan as a fulfilment of Trump's call for action in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month that left 17 dead.

Other proposals include additional funding for the nation's faltering mental health infrastructure, and a full review of the FBI's tip line.

Since the Parkland school shooting, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students such as Hogg, as well as his colleague Emma Gonzalez, have become national gun-control activists.

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