GOP senator on gun reform: Trump needs to 'set some guidelines' on what he'll sign

GOP senator on gun reform: Trump needs to 'set some guidelines' on what he'll sign
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Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntPaul objection snags confirmation of former McConnell staffer GOP group's ad calls on Graham to push for election security: 'Are you still trying?' Exclusive: Kushner tells GOP it needs to unify behind immigration plan MORE (R-Mo.) said on Sunday that President Trump needs to let lawmakers know what gun reform measures he would sign before Republicans call bills for votes. 

"The president needs to step up here and set some guidelines on what he will do," Blunt said on NBC's "Meet the Press." 

"Schumer has an 'everything or nothing' mentality on gun legislation," Blunt added, referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill Sinema says she would back Kennedy in race against Markey Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall MORE (D-N.Y.). 

"Well, call his bluff," NBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddBooker dismisses early surveys: 'If you're polling ahead right now, you should worry' O'Rourke's debate moment reignites gun debate on Sunday shows Liz Cheney says world is more stable, 'safer' under Trump MORE said. 


"If the president would let us know what he'd sign if it got on his desk, we'd be much more likely to do that," Blunt responded. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPatagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes On The Money: House votes to avert shutdown, fund government through November | Judge blocks California law requiring Trump tax returns | Senate panel approves three spending bills MORE (R-Ky.) has said that he will only call bills to a vote that Trump would support if they pass. 

Gun reform activists are newly invigorated to push legislation forward after several mass shootings in the recent months. 

The Democratic-controlled House passed a universal background check bill in February, but the Republican-majority Senate has not called it to a vote. 

Trump had mentioned he supports universal background checks, but later walked back the comments and again reversed his position.