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Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:23 PM

Trump Retreats from New Gun Restrictions

Trump Retreats from New Gun Restrictions

August 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 39 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2019/08/19/trump-retreats-from-new-gun-restrictions/

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Days after a pair of deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, President Trump said he was prepared to endorse what he described as “very meaningful background checks” that would be possible because of his “greater influence now over the Senate and over the House,” the New York Timesreports.

“But after discussions with gun rights advocates during his two-week working vacation in Bedminster, N.J. — including talks with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association — Mr. Trump’s resolve appears to have substantially softened, and he has reverted to reiterating the conservative positions on the gun issue he has espoused since the 2016 campaign.”

Washington Post: “Behind the scenes, Trump’s communication with key lawmakers, including Sen. Joe Manchin III, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia who has sought to develop bipartisan gun-control measures, has gone mostly cold.”

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:24 PM

1. LaPierre probably explained that the GOP needs open wounds in guns and abortion

so that the GOP can threaten their base and wedge them during elections. Seems like white nationalism is now another open wound.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:25 PM

2. I'm shocked by this

said no one ever.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:32 PM

3. Who had two weeks in the pool?

That's all it took for Trump to completely jump off any regulation of firearms, no matter how reasonable.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:35 PM

4. it's called...

...running out the clock...

...until Dems are willing to embrace a nationwide all-out war with the NRA and gun-lobby, meaningful gun legislation won't happen...

...Dems are afraid to make gun regulation a major issue or referendum in 2020...they've been beat-up too many times by the NRA and the gun-lobby...

...only Bernie as the balls, skill and chutzpah to tackle the NRA and gun-lobby head-on...

...and I'm not sure he wants to...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 11:57 PM

5. Gun-humpers and racists told him No.

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