Democrats probably should have seen Trump's 360 on gun control coming

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Numerous student survivors have urged Congress to toughen restrictions on gun purchases, but such measures are fiercely opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the nation's powerful gun lobby.

She said Trump still supports raising the age limit for purchasing some guns. In order to change your mind you have to believe one thing and then come to believe another, while in Donald Trump's case it's more accurate to say that he never really believed anything in the first place. In the control group, 61 percent of Republicans favored raising the age for gun purchases to 21; in the group with Trump's name attached, a very similar 65 percent did.

"The deranged murderer in Parkland, Florida, gave repeated warning signs that were ignored by federal and state officials".

The NRA quickly sent officials to the White House to get Trump back in line. The president is proposing an expansion and reform of mental health programs, including those that help identify and treat individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others. As the February 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., faded from headlines, the White House realized the president perhaps overstepped on what he was willing to do - and whom he was willing to anger.

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"The president told the kids at Parkland, 'I'll go strong on this, I'll work on this age thing, '" Smith said. The controversial idea to put weapons in schools, which has drawn little support from educators, is part of a "pragmatic plan to dramatically increase school safety and to take steps to do so right away", Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a conference call with reporters.

But the White House plan released Sunday does not address the minimum age for gun purchases.

"Let's not forget that the Obama administration had the White House and all of Congress for two years and didn't do anything", she said.

Once again, a pressing problem is being kicked down the road.

The president on Monday also repeated his criticism of keeping guns out of schools, tweeting: "If schools are mandated to be gun free zones, violence and danger are given an open invitation to enter".

With White House support, Congress is considering bills to provide additional funds to "harden" schools through training and perhaps some building upgrades. A HuffPost/YouGov poll taken soon after Trump's initial comments shows that most of the nation, including much of the GOP, was willing to go along with numerous gun control measures he briefly supported.

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka - a senior White House adviser with such duties as lobbying the Senate on tax policy and representing her father at a Group of 20 summit of world leaders - will collect more than $1 million a year from the family business that has continued to develop luxury resorts around the world during the Trump presidency.

Mr Trump has also backed legislation aimed at providing more data for the background check system, a database of people who are not legally allowed to buy guns, but did not endorse a broader proposal to close loopholes by requiring background checks for guns bought at gun shows or over the Internet.

And in that meeting, Trump demanded aggressive tools to repossess the guns of those who might be risky: "Take the guns first, go through due process second".

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