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>> At the time Trump went as far to tell Republican lawmakers they were afraid of the NRA, saying that he would stand up to the gun lobby.>> We have to fight them every once in a while, that's okay.>> Andy Sullivan is following the story.>> The Parkland shooting for a little while, at least, seem to scramble the normal political landscape.
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You had Trump expressing tentative support for a wide range of gun control measures. Republican presidents normally don't do this sort of thing.>> Trump suggested raising the iminimum age to buy rifles and seizing guns from people reported to be dangerous.>> So if we see a sicko, I don't want them having a gun.
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>> What do we want?>> Gun control.>> But in the months since the Florida shooting, Trump has largely reversed course.>> Now it's a few months later, Republicans are facing a tough midterm elections. They're struggling to hang onto the House and possibly the Senate. And Trump is realizing he needs the NRA's support, so now you're seeing things move back to normal.
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Trump is pledging to stand up for gun rights.>> The only White House proposal opposed by the NRA is a regulatory ban on bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic rifles to fire like machine guns. A bump stock was used in the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people.
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>> Finally, all of us agree that we must harden certain schools.>> Trump has endorsed an NRA backpush to arm school teachers, a move most gun control activists strongly oppose.>>