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 BluntMichelle Obama presents Lin-Manuel Miranda with National Portrait Award GOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Overnight Health Care: Cigarette smoking rates at new low | Spread of vaping illness slowing | Dems in Congress push to block Trump abortion rule 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 SchumerTrump signs short-term spending bill to avert shutdown Senators urge Trump to suspend Huawei license approvals Tensions rise in Senate's legislative 'graveyard' MORE (D-N.Y.). 

"Well, call his bluff," NBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddSanders campaign says it reached 4 million individual donations Johnson: I'm writing a letter to 'lay out what I know' about Ukraine aid Patrick says he won't stop super PAC funding for his campaign 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 McConnellOvernight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Deal on defense bill proves elusive | Hill, Holmes offer damaging testimony | Trump vows to block Navy from ousting officer from SEALs Trump steps up GOP charm offensive as impeachment looms Congressional authority in a time of Trump executive overreach 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.