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President Trump’s Gun Stance(s)

Donald Trump says he is “pro-gun.”  He has the support of the NRA and says he favors banning bump stocks and is open to strengthening background checks.  While his views waiver from month to month, at times he appeared to support universal checks that would apply to private sales and gun show sales.

Time Magazine’s summary of Trump’s positions 

Trump speech to the NRA (May 2018)

New York Times story:
President Trump stunned Republicans on live television Wednesday by embracing gun control and urging a group of lawmakers at the White House to resurrect gun safety legislation that has been opposed for years by the powerful National Rifle Association and the vast majority of his party.

Fox News summary of the Trump positions on gun control

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