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Conway: Republican concerns about gun reform 'all reconcilable'

Conway: Republican concerns about gun reform 'all reconcilable'
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report Press: Where is Jim Baker when we need him? MORE on Sunday expressed optimism that Republican senators who have been skeptical about gun control measures would cooperate with President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE, saying their concerns are “all reconcilable.”

Amid Trump’s claims that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden's climate plans can cut emissions and also be good politics Acting Defense secretary makes surprise trip to Somalia As Biden administration ramps up, Trump legal effort drags on MORE (R-Ky.) will join him in pushing for stronger background checks, “Fox News Sunday” guest host Bill Hemmer asked Conway about comments by Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee | Forest Service finalizes rule weakening environmental review of its projects | Biden to enlist Agriculture, Transportation agencies in climate fight Senate advances energy regulator nominees despite uncertainty of floor vote Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee MORE (Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, casting doubt on so-called red-flag laws.

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“That’s all reconcilable,” Conway responded, telling Hemmer that the Trump administration simply wants "to make sure that people who shouldn’t have firearms don’t.”

For example, she said, “I think the fact pattern in Dayton is really very compelling to many Americans,” noting that the suspected killer of nine people in the Ohio city last weekend reportedly composed a “rape list” of girls and a “kill list” of boys in high school.

“Then when he becomes an adult, that information does not follow into his record,” allowing him to  legally buy a gun, Conway added. “Most people look at that, left, right and center, and say ‘how does that happen?’ ”

“We can protect people’s civil liberties, privacy, constitutional rights and public safety all at the same time,” she added.

The Trump administration banned “bump stocks” after a shooter in Las Vegas used the devices, but the president has repeatedly backed stronger background checks after mass shootings and then retreated from the idea.

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre reportedly reached out to Trump after mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, Texas, to tell him the organization opposed stronger background checks.