USA: Trump tells NRA to ‘stop the nonsense’ at gun control meeting

US President Donald Trump held a roundtable meeting with bipartisan lawmakers to discuss gun control legislation in Washington DC on Wednesday, in which he called on the National Rifle Association (NRA) to ‘stop the nonsense.’ Trump said that he had lunch with NRA chiefs Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox and told them ‘it’s time’ in response to calls for stricter gun legislation. Ideas touted at... Еще the meeting, which included politicians from both the Democrats and the Republicans, included raising the minimum age for certain weapons and additional background checks. “Hopefully we can put those ideas in a very bipartisan bill. It would be so beautiful to have one bill that everybody can support, as opposed to — you know — 15 bills,” the US President said. He suggested that gun-free zones are a danger for public places such as schools saying: “You’ve got to have defence too; you can’t just be sitting ducks.” Trump insisted that background checks are important especially for «mentally ill» people, he said: “We have to do something very decisive, number one: you can take the guns immediately from people you can adjudge easily are mentally ill.» Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at a Florida high school on February 14. He was a former student expelled for disciplinary reasons who allegedly opened fire with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle while wearing a gas mask. The incident, once again, brought gun control legislation to the fore of US politics.

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