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Trump to address NRA for first time since Florida school shootings

April 30, 2018
Ashley Parker, John Wagner | The Washington Post
President Trump is expected to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Dallas on Friday, a White House official confirmed, marking a return to a group that was one of Trump’s earliest and most ardent supporters.
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Gun marches keep Republicans on defense in midterm races

March 26, 2018
Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns | The New York Times
The passionate gun control rallies Saturday that brought out large crowds around the country sent a vivid signal that the issue is likely to play a major role in the 2018 midterm elections, and that Republicans could find themselves largely on the defensive on gun issues for the first time in decades.

Previewing the March for Our Lives

March 23, 2018
As many as 500,000 students are expected to head to Washington this weekend for the ‘March for Our Lives’ event focused on school safety. The panelists discussed if the movement could play into the midterm elections. The group also talked about Stormy Daniels’ upcoming ‘60 Minutes’ interview and the three pending lawsuits against President Trump.
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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.
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