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President Donald Trump Unloads School Gun Control Issue

March 13, 2018
Kimberly Atkins | Boston Herald
President Trump yesterday unveiled a bare-bones plan to combat school shootings that marked his retreat from gun control policies he had repeatedly championed just weeks ago, in a move likely to soothe the powerful National Rifle Association.
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White House Vows to Help Arm Teachers and Backs off Raising Age for Buying Guns

March 12, 2018
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
The White House on Sunday vowed to help provide “rigorous firearms training” to some schoolteachers and formally endorsed a bill to tighten the federal background checks system, but it backed off President Trump’s earlier call to raise the minimum age to purchase some guns to 21 years old from 18 years old.
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A Week of Policy Surprises Leaves Even Trump’s Supporters Confused

March 3, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Looking around the table at the White House one day this week, President Trump chided fellow Republicans for kowtowing to the National Rifle Association. “You’re afraid of the N.R.A., right?” he challenged one senator.
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More governors willing to consider gun law changes after Florida shooting

February 26, 2018
Michael Scherer, , Dan Balz | The Washington Post
A growing bipartisan number of state governors have joined calls for a reconsideration of gun laws and school safety measures after the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., a sign that resulting legislative changes could extend far beyond Florida in the coming months.

Where does the gun debate go from here?

February 23, 2018
The conversation around the gun debate continues.
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Trump Condemns Florida Officer Who Didn’t Act; Sticks by Plan to Arm Teachers

February 23, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump on Friday condemned a Florida sheriff’s deputy who stayed outside the school he was patrolling while a shooting rampage unfolded inside, even as he insisted that his proposal to arm well-trained teachers would prevent such massacres.
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Fla. GOP lawmakers move ahead on raising age minimum for buying assault rifles

February 23, 2018
Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
Florida Republican lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to raise the minimum age for purchasing assault rifles in the state from 18 to 21 despite the opposition of the National Rifle Association.
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