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>> Be much easier. I'd rather have you come up with a strong, strong bill.>> President Trump is urging Congress to forge ahead with gun control. But Republican law makers appear to be in no rush to take action.>> I'm Andy Sulivan in Washington, where Trump is pressing congress to go big on gun laws, following the deadly Florida school shooting.
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Telling law makers to throw caution to the wind and stand up to gun rights groups, like the National Rifle Association. This despite that fact that GOP leaders have already said, that gun control is off the table.>> The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
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>> This isn't the first time that Trump has broken with Republican orthodoxy. Recall back in January, he said he'd take the hit for a bipartisan immigration deal, then turned around and pushed a hard line bill that went nowhere.>> I don't want that to happen again.>> Republicans and democrats are watching carefully, to see if he'll back up his rhetoric this time around.
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Since 17 people died at a school shooting at Parkland, Florida two weeks ago, Trump has lined up behind ideas from across the political spectrum.>> Will you look at Columbine, you look at so many other of these horrible events, why didn't they do something about it? You're afraid of the NRA, right?
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>> At a free wheeling White House Session on Wednesday, Trump wrangled Republican law makers by pushing them to expand the narrowly focused bill they currently have teed up. Saying it should not just strengthen the background check system, but expand it. He also endorsed raising the minimum age to buy rifles.
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>> It's a big issue right now, and a lot of people are talking about it.>> And he has consistently called for arming teachers. The White House is expected to follow up with a concrete list of proposals later this week. Republican law makers are now coming out with their own ideas.
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Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday, calling for police to temporarily take guns from people who are deemed a threat.>> The creation of gun violence restraining orders. Could and should help prevent the next potential mass shooting.>> But don't expect a vote anytime soon. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said, he had no time frame as to when his chamber may take up gun legislation.
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This is one area where Trump could make a big difference. His support means rock solid among Republican voters, so he could provide the political cover for lawmakers to go up against the NRA. It's safe to say that right now, many of these ideas face long odds in Congress.
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We'll see if Trump can move the needle.