President Donald Trump said Friday that he is making sure NRA’s strong views on background checks are being represented in legislative discussions.
Trump sent out an early tweet to say that the NRA‘s views are being considered during ongoing discussions with House and Senate leadership on gun background checks, but reiterated that guns should not be in the wrong hands.
“Guns should not be placed in the hands of mentally ill or deranged people,” Trump said in the tweet.
The gun-rights group has been consulting with Trump since shortly after the mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that killed 31 people, according to The Hill.
Trump addressed the nation Monday, where he called for gun reforms including early warning gun confiscation and mental health background considerations to block access to firearms.
“It is not enough anymore to simply say that ‘we need more background checks,’” they said.
“Considering both suspects in El Paso and Dayton passed them, that is rhetoric for billionaire activists and campaign rallies – not a call for constructive progress,” the statement added.
Trump’s tweet Friday may help reassure the pro-gun part of his voting base that their views are being heard, since some had responded unfavorably to his address Monday.
“I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is, but we all must work together for the good and safety of our Country,” Trump’s tweet concluded.
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