WASHINGTON – President Trump stopped full approval on Monday for legislative proposals to tighten arms restrictions, while legislators insisted that the fate of the changes lie in the hands of the president.
While the Senate leaders investigated the possibility of transition A modest improvement of the national background check system for gun buyers, House action was uncertain, and Trump in turn drew the attention of weapons and to the various security failures that led to the rampage on 14. In 1765, Marston Stoneman's Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was preceded by dead.
Trump had picked up dozens of White House governors on Monday, and his fiercest criticism was reserved for a local sheriff's deputy who stayed out of school while Nikolas Cruz, targeting alleged gunman, his former classmates and faculty members
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However, he has not backed his support directly on any particular bill proposed on Monday, including measures he previously put on the market, would increase the minimum buying age for rifles, require comprehensive background checks for gun buyers and ban "bump sticks" to fire widespread semi-automatic rifles like fully automatic guns.
Instead, Trump himself trumpeted He predicted that the powerful organization for gun rights would "do something" to respond to nationwide concerns about weapons.
"Do not worry about the NRA," said Trump. "They are on our side."
Following the shooting, a growing movement led by student survivors and parents called for stricter restrictions on firearms and urged Trump and Congress to reject the NRA. Several lawmakers and governors – including Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican who weighs a motion from the US Senate – have moved away from the NRA's political priorities and supported a hardening of state arms laws.
But a divided congress that has a long track record of inaction after previous mass shootings has trouble reaching some significant step with the start of the main season.
"These are feel-good measures that will not solve the problem," said Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. (19659002) The Senate could proceed with a modest but bipartisan NRA-supported measure, the Fix NICS Act, which would create additional incentives and penalties to ensure that the agencies report Relevant data on potential weapons buyers for the National Instant Criminal Background Control System
The bill was drafted to fill gaps left by the November killings of 26 churchgoers in Sutherland Springs, Texas, as perpetrated by a man who was prevented from using his weapons The Air Force would have duly reported a domestic violence violation in the database in 2012.
Two Republican senators, Mike Lee, Utah and Rand Paul, Ky., Have registered objections to the bill and warned that it "could lead to denial of constitutional rights without a due process." A Lee spokesman said Monday that he had stopped the bill, blocking his quick viewing.
It is unclear whether The House, which is scheduled to finish its work week on Tuesday, would adopt the bill as a standalone measure. Legislators in the House of Representatives passed the Fix NICS Act in December, but as part of a law that obliges states to sign permits from other states, a measure favored by the NRA, but strictly against its proponents Weapons control pronounced.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Called for background checks on Monday's Fox Business Network, but he did not say if he would bring the stand-alone NICS bill to the table.
McCarthy said he spoke to Trump over the weekend about possible measures. "There are a number of actions he wants to take," he said. "You will see more legislation."
A bill aimed at improving background controls, first proposed in 2013 by Sens. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., Could be revived, the two men said they claimed that Trump's support was a prerequisite.
"President Trump must find a way to make him feel good," Manchin said in a radio interview on the West Virginia MetroNews network.
The Manchin-Toomey measure would require background checks for all arms sales between private parties, with exceptions for family members. Under current law, only state-licensed merchants are required to carry out inspections, which excludes many transactions, including many that take place at shooting exhibitions and online. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., said Monday that "at least" Congress should pass legislation requiring universal background checks, similar to Manchin-Toomey, in response to Parkland shooting ,
"My republican friends are faced with a simple decision: Kill something with weapons, or ask the NRA – it's impossible to do both," Schumer said.
Among republicans and some Democrats, there seemed to be a dwindling enthusiasm for a measure better suited to the circumstances of Parkland shooting: a higher minimum age for rifle purchases.
Cruz, 19, bought his AR-15 rifle from a licensed dealer and passed a background check. Currently, long weapons can be bought at 18; Some politicians have raised the limit to 21, the current federal law for small arms buyers.
The NRA rejects raising the age limit, and lawmakers from both parties – including Manchin – have voiced concerns, often citing the fact that tens of thousands of 18-20 year olds are firearms officers.
Democrats are pushing to go further. Representative Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Who represents the district that includes high school, introduced a bill on Monday with Republican David Cicilline, DR.I., and more than 150 other Democrats to ban semiautomatic assault weapons like the AR-15s that have military-like features
Two more Democrats, Republicans Bill Pascell, New Jersey, and Carolyn Maloney, New York, will introduce legislation on Tuesday and introduce arms procurement restrictions on social security recipients are unable to take advantage of them for mental health reasons – a rule lifted last year by the GOP-led Congress.
On Monday, Trump suggested that he act to regulate supplies, even if Congress did not. The devices were not used in Parkland, but by the shooter who killed 58 people in Las Vegas last year.
"I'm writing it myself, I do not care if the Congress does it or not, I'll write it out, okay?" Trump applauded some of the governors.
Even that would be tricky if one doubted that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had the authority to outlaw it
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump was arrested on the Monday has signed an order to "attack the ATF and the Justice Department so they do not have to expect a legislative initiative."
Sanders also said Trump favored "the concept" of raising some or all weapons to 21 by age She denied that the NRA relied on Trump to drop his previous vocal support for the idea. The President is waiting to see what Congress is up to, she said, "A final decision and a legislative piece have not yet been scheduled on this front."
Trump has meanwhile discussed a multitude of responses, apart from weapon restrictions, from a proposal to arm some teachers to demands for more aggressive restrictions on the rights of the mentally ill.
Trump directed his most pointed remarks at former sheriff MP Scot Peterson, who remained outside the school during the Parkland massacre, and resigned last week.
A lawyer for Peterson on Monday denied that his client had acted unprofessionally or cowardly during the shootout. Joseph DiRuzzo said Peterson did not go to school because it sounded like the shooting was taking place in front of the building.
Trump said he wanted to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to take arms from mentally ill people They have "immediate access" to their weapons.
The President also called on the governors to rethink the closure of mental hospitals and said that there should be a half-life figure between institutionalization and uncontrolled escape of potentially dangerous individuals.
"In ancient times," he added, it was easier to tie people to psychiatric institutions when they acted "like a cauldron that would explode".
Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, R, and Governor of Montana, Steve Bullock, D, the Chairman and Vice Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…=view&id=167 National Governors Association Chairpersons met with reporters after the White House meeting, saying they were more confident than in the past that this mass shooting would lead to school safety, weapons and mentality al. Health problems.
"The president said this is now number one on his agenda, absolutely number one, and I think that will be the same for the governors," Sandoval said.
However, Bullock said that the president's proposal to arm teachers has attracted resistance from some governors.