The White House insists President Donald Trump still wants to raise the minimum purchasing age for assault weapons.
In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Trump initially pushed for the age requirement to be pushed from 18 to 21. But in a proposal unveiled over the weekend by the White House, the potentially divisive requirement was not part of the initial plan.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the change is still a goal and could still happen. But she says “right now the president’s primary focus is pushing through things we know that have broad bipartisan support” on school safety,
She is laying the blame on Capitol Hill, saying there is “not broad-based support” in Congress to push forward the assault weapons change.