TALKS ON GUN CONTROL UNDERWAY: TRUMP
Washington : U.S. President Donald Trump says “serious discussions” are taking place between congressional leaders on “meaningful” background checks for gun owners following two mass shootings.
On Twitter, Mr Trump also said he had spoken to the gun lobby group National Rifle Association (NRA) so their views can be “represented and respected”. The NRA opposes extensive checks. Democrats want the Senate to be recalled from recess to enact immediate legislation on gun control. Mr Trump - who did not specify which steps he would support - weighed in after days of disagreement on how the US should respond to its latest mass shootings.
As he prepared to leave the White
House on a trip to
New York, he said:
“Frankly, we need intelligent background checks.
This isn’t a question of NRA, Republican, or Democrat.”
But he singled out mental health issues, saying: “We don’t want people who are mentally ill, people who are sick - we don’t want them having guns.” BBC