Trump on gun law reforms: ‘After many years, a bill should emerge’

Trump on gun law reforms: ‘After many years, a bill should emerge’
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpLieu: There will be 'widespread civil unrest' if Trump fires Mueller Attorneys for Trump, Mueller hold face-to-face meeting to discuss potential interview topics: report Trump tariffs not helpful for nuclear talks, South Korea says MORE on Thursday morning said a White House meeting on gun reforms produced “some good & some not so good ideas,” adding that he expects a bill to emerge.

“Many ideas, some good & some not so good, emerged from our bipartisan meeting on school safety yesterday at the White House,” Trump tweeted.

“Background checks a big part of conversation. Gun free zones are proven targets of killers. After many years, a Bill should emerge. Respect 2nd Amendment!” he continued.

Trump’s comments come after he hosted lawmakers for a meeting to discuss school safety and gun laws. The gathering came in response to a Feb. 14 shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 people dead.

During the meeting, Trump surprised and at times clashed with Republican lawmakers. He suggested they were scared of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and therefore wouldn’t support certain reforms.

He voiced support for strengthening background checks, raising the age requirement for purchasing rifles and confiscating guns from dangerous individuals without regard for their due process rights.

He also indicated he’d be willing to support certain Democratic proposals, like a provision from Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSenate Commerce presses Facebook, Cambridge Analytic for answers on data Overnight Tech: Facebook faces crisis over Cambridge Analytica data | Lawmakers demand answers | What to watch for next | Day one of AT&T's merger trial | Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica attracts scrutiny | House passes cyber response team bill | What to know about Russian cyberattacks on energy grid MORE (D-Minn.) to close loopholes that allow those who commit domestic violence to buy weapons.

The NRA ripped the meeting as “good TV," but "bad policy,” and Senate Republicans said the president’s comments are unlikely to change their plans on gun legislation.