Despite his efforts to engage the Congress to challenge the National Riffle Association’s efforts to limit ANY stringent gun control measure’s?
Trump has settled on limited steps that do NOT address gun ownership ….
The lead is to ‘harden’ schools….
The first bill Trump wants to sign into law is one being pushed by Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Democratic Sen. Christopher S. Murphy of Connecticut that would would enforce existing law related to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Last Friday, its number of co-sponsors cleared the chamber’s crucial 60-vote threshold. On Friday, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short told Roll Call the administration wants Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule votes on the Cornyn-Murphy legislation; he has yet to do so.
The second is a measure crafted by Utah GOP Sen. Orrin G. Hatch that would provide federal grant funding for a list of things, including training for teachers to identify threats, technology such as door locks, and threat assessments, according to Andrew Bremberg, Trump’s Domestic Policy Council director.
The blue-ribbon commission will be chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who will consider, as she put it in the Sunday call with reporters, “evidence-based solutions” that can be shared with school systems across the country. Trump has in the past mocked such panels, saying they are ineffective at producing change….