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 BluntGOP hopes spending traps derail Biden agenda A tale of two chambers: Trump's power holds in House, wanes in Senate The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by AT&T - Senate passes infrastructure bill, budget resolution; Cuomo resigns 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 SchumerChuck SchumerBiden discusses agenda with Schumer, Pelosi ahead of pivotal week CEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' If .5 trillion 'infrastructure' bill fails, it's bye-bye for an increasingly unpopular Biden MORE (D-N.Y.). 

"Well, call his bluff," NBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddIf .5 trillion 'infrastructure' bill fails, it's bye-bye for an increasingly unpopular Biden GOP governor: Biden's vaccine mandate 'increases the division' Manchin says he can't support Biden's .5 trillion spending plan MORE said. 

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"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 McConnellHouse to act on debt ceiling next week White House warns GOP of serious consequences on debt ceiling Lindsey Graham: Police need 'to take a firm line' with Sept. 18 rally attendees 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.