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 BluntSenate to push funding bill vote up against shutdown deadline Social media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day Senate GOP faces pivotal moment on pick for Supreme Court 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 SchumerPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' 3 reasons why Biden is misreading the politics of court packing Cruz blocks amended resolution honoring Ginsburg over language about her dying wish MORE (D-N.Y.). 

"Well, call his bluff," NBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddMurkowski: Supreme Court nominee should not be taken up before election Republican senator says plans to confirm justice before election 'completely consistent with the precedent' Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response 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 McConnellTrump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces backlash after not committing to peaceful transition of power 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.