GOP's Toomey: Trump 'interested in doing something meaningful' on guns

GOP's Toomey: Trump 'interested in doing something meaningful' on guns
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Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyNSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show Overnight Defense: Pick for South Korean envoy splits with Trump on nuclear threat | McCain blasts move to suspend Korean military exercises | White House defends Trump salute of North Korean general WH backpedals on Trump's 'due process' remark on guns MORE (R-Pa.) said Sunday that he and President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE, as well as other senators, are having "ongoing conversations" about how to move forward on gun legislation.

"I have spoken with the president repeatedly and recently about this topic. He is very interested in doing something meaningful," Toomey said on ABC's "This Week," adding that his staff and the White House are "very seriously pursuing this."
The comments come one day after at least seven people were killed and more were wounded in a mass shooting in West Texas and weeks after more than 20 people were killed at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, just 300 miles away.
 
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Following the shooting in El Paso and another one that killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, the next day, Trump has sent mixed messages on what, if any, gun control measures he is willing to support.
 
 
"I can't guarantee an outcome. I'm not sure where this all ends. But the president is very interested, I remain very interested in measures that would make it harder for people who shouldn't have guns to get guns. And, you know, we're going to take a very serious run at it," Toomey said.