Trump, sensing national mood, tests gun control

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged a diverse group of lawmakers - some who want more gun restrictions, others averse to gun control - to come up with comprehensive legislation to prevent school shootings following the nation's most recent
US President Donald Trump disconcerted pro-gun advocates with noises about raising the minimum age for buying assault rifles and banning bump stocks that allow guns to fire like automatic weapons.
US President Donald Trump disconcerted pro-gun advocates with noises about raising the minimum age for buying assault rifles and banning bump stocks that allow guns to fire like automatic weapons.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

WASHINGTON - Within days of shocking gun control advocates by calling for teachers to be armed, President Donald Trump has disconcerted pro-gun advocates with noises about raising the minimum age for buying assault rifles to 21 and banning bump stocks that allow guns to fire like automatic weapons.

After listening last week to students who survived the Feb 14 mass shooting which left 17 dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Mr Trump is set to meet executives of video game companies next week to discuss school violence.

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