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 BluntRepublicans embrace Trump in effort to reclaim Senate GOP attorneys general group in turmoil after Jan. 6 Trump rally Senate GOP keeps symbolic earmark ban 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 SchumerHow to fast-track climate action? EPA cutting super pollutant HFCs On The Money: How demand is outstripping supply and hampering recovery | Montana pulls back jobless benefits | Yellen says higher rates may be necessary Senate Democrats announce B clean bus plan MORE (D-N.Y.). 

"Well, call his bluff," NBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddSanders knocks James Carville: 'I don't think he's terribly relevant to what happens in Congress right now' Portman: Pre-K, community college not 'typically' a government responsibility Yellen: 'Safest' thing to do is make sure infrastructure plan is paid for 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 McConnellThe Memo: The GOP's war is already over — Trump won Biden: GOP in the midst of a 'mini-revolution' Ernst defends Cheney, calls for GOP unity 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.