On Wednesday, the president declared that he supports removing guns from individuals who could pose a threat to themselves or others, even if it violates their rights to due process.
"I think that maybe someday that bill will pass but it should pass as a separate". Joe Manchin of West Virginia to strengthen background checks for gun purchases, proclaiming that the senators are afraid of the National Rifle Association. "Take the guns first, go through due process second".
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In 2013, the NRA said the Toomey-Manchin bill would "not prevent the next shooting" and would not "solve violent crime". Seated next to the president, Cornyn said it was "unacceptable" for lawmakers to leave Washington "empty-handed". "We want to stop the problems".
Kennedy's remarks came a day after Trump, meeting at the White House with 17 senators and representatives about gun legislation, asked Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who also bristled at the President's suggestion in the meeting that he and his Republican colleagues are "afraid of the NRA".
Toomey is also supporting a measure banning gun sales to anyone on the no-fly list, and one that would let the state crack down on people who lie about their criminal history on gun-purchase background checks.
Trump is telling members of Congress that "you have a different president now", pointing to the failure of past attempts to address gun violence during past administrations. John Cornyn to improve background checks. The President has made no bones about his desire to keep people from having guns if there are questions about the mental health of that person. During the meeting, Trump openly disagreed with Scalise about including an NRA-backed measure allowing people to bring legal, concealed guns across state lines in legislation.
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McConnell has not spoken about the issue since Trump's free-flowing, televised White House meeting with lawmakers.
Trump reiterated that "if you add hide carry to this, you'll never get it passed".
But Trump said he had lunch with the gun lobby's leaders over the weekend and told them, "It's time". "I think there's an old saying about this president, which is 'Take him seriously, not necessarily literally, ' " Toomey said.
Murphy, who has long pushed for stronger gun control, says the question now is whether Trump will follow through on ideas expressed at Wednesday's meeting.
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Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania, told the president it did not.