Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

White House expected to unveil gun and school safety proposals

White House expected to unveil gun and school safety proposals

"Far too often the focus has been only on the most contentious fights - the things that have divided people and sent them into their entrenched corners", she continued.

Mr. Trump also suggested Australia and "some other countries" could get carve-outs because of their status as allies and their more beneficial trade relationship with the U.S.

"There are not going to be one-size-fits-all approaches and solutions, and I think that that is a very cogent argument for having a commission", a White House official said during the conference call.

The president had clashed with the National Rifle Association over the issue of raising age limits to purchase rifles such as the one used in the attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida in February.

A senior administration official added that there are already "a multitude of programs that exist across the country where school personnel are trained in conjunction with state or local law enforcement".

Mass shootings are the most high-profile type of firearms violence in the United States, which sees more than 30,000 gun-related deaths each year.

The White House has repeatedly pushed back the date for delivering its formal recommendations.

Trump has now embraced a proposal from John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate Republican, and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of CT, which is supported by many but not all Republicans. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., that would improve information in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

The idea, which was panned by Democrats and teachers' unions, but is popular with gun advocates, is expected to be included in the plan.

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The Trump administration also called on states to adopt "extreme risk protection orders", with technical assistance from the Department of Justice. But Trump is still bucking the NRA in his support for raising the age for some gun sales: Florida last week passed a bill doing just that, and the NRA immediately challenged it in court.

The Times, citing four people familiar with the matter, said Trump met with lawyer Emmet T. Flood in the Oval Office about joining the team as Trump and his allies continue to deal with the special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller. And he called for the reform and expansion of mental health programs, as well as a full audit and review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line.

The White House also supports a second bill that would create a federal grant program to train students, teachers and school officials how to identify signs of potential violence and intervene early.

White House proposals to tackle the threat of mass shootings in U.S. schools fall short of a call by President Donald Trump himself to raise the age limit for buying assault rifles.

DeVos characterized the administration's efforts as "a pragmatic plan to dramatically increase school safety".

"There's going to be a series of proposals", deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah said Sunday on ABC's "This Week".

At the Department of Justice, meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Saturday took an incremental step toward banning bump stocks, devices that can make semiautomatic weapons fire like fully automatic firearms.

The nation's largest teachers lobby, the National Education Association, is adamantly opposed to Trump and the NRA's controversial initiative to arm teachers.

Separately, the senior administration official said "the first step" is for Congress to take action.

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