Schumer: Trump caved to NRA on gun control

Schumer: Trump caved to NRA on gun control
© Greg Nash

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday sought to increase the pressure for President Trump to buck the gun lobby on reform, only to declare a few hours later that Trump had already caved to the National Rifle Association (NRA) on gun reform.

“The last time he showed support for sensible gun reform — no fly, no buy — he quickly dropped his support once the NRA opposed it. I hope this time will be different,” Schumer said in a statement early Thursday afternoon.

Trump this week appeared to signal a shift on guns in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Florida, where 17 people were killed.

He said in a tweet earlier Thursday that he will be “strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health,” as well as raising the age for buying a gun.

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