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>> A lot of thing are happening right now as we speak.>> President Donald Trump said Thursday, that Washington is working to tighten gun laws in the wake of the deadliest high school shooting in US history. But so far, there's no sign that Congress is taking action. I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, we're three weeks after the parkland Florida shooting Republicans and Congress has no appetite for the types of firearms restrictions that Trump has called for.
Even a modest effort to plug holes in the national background check system appears to have ground to a halt in the Senate. Now down in Florida, Republican lawmakers have defied the National Rifle Association and passed tougher gun laws, but it doesn't look like that'll happen anytime soon at the national level.
Trump met on Thursday with the companies that make top video games like Grand Theft Auto and Doom. He's raised concerns that violent games may harm children. Also, President were critics of the industry who say the games encourage violent behavior.>> The violence and what impact and effect it has on school shootings and on children.
>> Game makers in the $36 billion arena point out that their products are sold all over the world and other countries don't have a problem with school shootings. Meanwhile, students at Stoneman Douglas High School have kept up the pressure for tougher gun laws after a former student gunned down 17 people there on Valentines Day.
>> Trump said Thursday, his administration is also laying the groundwork to ban bump stocks which enable guns to shoot hundreds of bullets per minute.>> It’s a long, complicated process unfortunately, but bump stocks are going to be gone.>> Trump has floated more ambitious ideas as well, like raising the age to purchase firearms to 21 and broadening the background check system to cover all firearms purchases.
He even said he'd consider a ban on assault rifles. Now Republicans aren't gonna vote for any of that unless Trump applies sustained pressure, and he doesn't appear to be doing that at this time. The White House said it would release the list of his ideas a week ago.
We still haven't seen it yet.