President Trump promise strong gun holder checking at the White House. It includes raising the minimum age to buy rifle from 18 to 21.
Trump said, “It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past. It’s been going on too long. Too many instances, and we’re going to get it done.”
The meeting is about 70 minute as a listening session to lay the groundwork for possible changes in the future.
President Trump promises strong background and mental health check for gun buyers.
The president is scheduled to meet with state and local officials on school safety at the White House Thursday and with governors on Friday.
As Trump meets with advocates in the State Dining Room, students from Parkland and other activists descended on the Florida state capital in Tallahassee to press their case for stronger gun control measures, including a ban on many semiautomatic rifles and large capacity ammunition magazines.
In addition, protesters from the Washington area, gathered outside the White House to call for more gun restrictions.
One idea that’s gained bipartisan approval is a proposal to raise the minimum age required to buy a semi-automatic rifle like the one Cruz, 19, was able to purchase legally last year at a Broward County gun shop.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s report concerns about “Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said, under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been judged as a potential threat to life.