Trump pushing gun reform proposals that include age limit increase on purchases

White House insists Trump not 'chickening out' on NRA

White House insists Trump not 'chickening out' on NRA

Rather, the president is establishing a Federal Commission on School Safety, to be chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, that will explore possible solutions, such as the age requirement for purchases, officials said.

Lily Eskelsen García, president of the NEA, the teachers lobby, said last month that "bringing more guns into our schools does nothing to protect our students and educators from gun violence".

A mass shooting in Parkland, Florida last month has renewed a US debate over gun control. This legislation is endorsed by Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit founded by some of the family members of the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school, which has been working with school districts across the country to implement its "Know the Signs" programs.

The Times, in a statement issued by its communications department, said, "We stand by our reporting, which was confirmed by multiple people close to the president". "And there's been a lot of talk in the past but very little action". The commission does not have a set timeline of when it will report its findings, although an official said it would be within one year.

In some of Trumps earlier comments since the Parkland shootings, he appeared to support expanding the number of people buying guns who are required to undergo a background check, such as at gun shows or private sales.

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He has called for raising the minimum age for purchasing an AR-15 or similar-style rifles from 18 to 21 years old. The White House will also be forming a task force to study the issue, Shah said.

In 'The America We Deserve' published in 2000, he said: "The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions".

Trump has long criticized previous administrations for creating commissions to examine issues.

The long-awaited recommendations are expected to be laid out in more detail by the White House on Sunday evening, almost a month after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and staff dead.

As part of the effort, the administration will also conduct a full audit and review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line, which failed to keep the alleged Parkland shooter from acquiring guns.

He called on states across the country to pass extreme risk protection orders, which would provide law enforcement and family members with a legal way to petition a court to temporarily remove an unstable person's guns, and block them from buying new ones.

Trump has also backed a ban on "bump stocks", accessories that enable semi-automatic rifles to fire hundreds of rounds a minute. Bump stocks became notorious after police last October said they were used in the Las Vegas mass shooting that killed 58 people.

The White House backed off President Donald Trump's call to raise the age limit to buy certain firearms, instead proposing efforts to improve the mental health system and background checks on gun purchases, as well as beefing up security in schools. "Americans expecting real leadership to prevent gun violence will be disappointed and troubled by President Trump's unsafe retreat from his promise", said Avery Gardiner, the group's co-president.

A policy proposal unveiled Sunday evening has Trump renewing his support for arming teachers and other school employees on a volunteer basis. John Cornyn, R-Tex., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., that's created to improve the database used to check the backgrounds of would-be gun buyers.

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