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Trump pushing gun reform proposals that include age limit increase on purchases

12 March 2018

Trump's proposed Federal Commission on School Safety aims to develop a process to evaluate and make recommendations on school safety, the administration said. She described the plan as "pragmatic".

The idea, which was panned by Democrats and teachers' unions, but is popular with gun advocates, is expected to be included in the plan.

"We believe this legislation is important, is useful in improving the background check system - and can pass virtually immediately if there is not obstruction in Congress", a senior administration official said on a conference call.

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., called the plan "weak on security and an insult to the victims of gun violence". "So it's going to be consistent with what the president has talked about".

But his initial enthusiasm for restrictions was not shared by many of his fellow Republicans in Congress, wary of measures that could be viewed by some voters as infringing on their constitutional right to own guns, particularly leading up to the November congressional elections.

The Times' report said Cobb has told friends he does not expect to remain in his job for much longer.

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"The President and White House are going to be laying out more specifics - it's going to be a series of proposals", White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said on ABC's "This Week".

But Trump's plan will not include an explicit call on states to increase the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons, as Trump had previously advocated.

On Friday, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott - a long-time NRA member - signed a bill into law raising the minimum age for all gun purchase from 18 to 21.

Administration officials stressed the necessity of the new commission when asked why Trump said such committees were ineffective, saying there is "very cogent argument for having a commission".

At that meeting, Trump embraced suggestions to close loopholes for gun buyers seeking to avoid the background check system, raise the age limit for buying rifles, and find ways to temporarily seize guns from people reported to be risky.

Officials announced that the administration will work with states on what they called "rigorous" firearms training for "specially qualified" school personnel on a voluntary basis, including leveraging Department of Justice assistance to give school personnel firearm training from state and local law enforcement agencies, the administration announced.

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Mr. Trump has also vowed to ban the use of bump stock devices that enable guns to fire like automatic weapons. The bureau has been criticized for not following up on warnings about the suspect in the Parkland school shooting. But what it calls for is far less ambitious than universal background checks, which would include private sales, such as those that often occur at gun shows. He also raised eyebrows by suggesting that law enforcement officials should be able to confiscate guns from those they deem a safety risk even before a court has weighed in.

What do Mr Trump's critics say?

The White House has repeatedly pushed back the date for delivering its formal recommendations.

"I don't know I can put him in the same position though, he's not quite as strong on those tariffs as we want him", the president said.

"Fix NICS" is a bill sponsored by Sens.

The White House also is expected to voice support for legislation that would authorize $50 million a year on school safety provisions, including training for teachers and students on ways to prevent violence.

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Trump pushing gun reform proposals that include age limit increase on purchases