- There have been over 250 cities in the United States that have experienced a mass shooting this year.
- With back to back shootings over the weekend, President Trump wants to put an end to gun violence.
- Gun reform is a key topic within the campaigns as violence has been happening nationwide.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The public wants President Donald Trump to take immediate action after a weekend full of gun violence which included two mass shootings. A mass shooting involves four or more people being shot. President Trump has spoken with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to reassure them that their rights under the Second Amendment would be protected.
“I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is, but we all must work together for the good and safety of our Country,” said Trump. “Common sense things can be done that are good for everyone!”
What Is Being Done?
While the people believe that gun reform should include that of Democratic candidate views where assault weapons would be banned, Trump will not abolish the country’s right to bear arms in any form. He has however decided that the situation can be handled with in-depth background checks for any person that wishes to legally own a firearm. These extensive background checks will allow the Department of Justice to assess any risk a person may pose to society. Trump says that mentally ill and otherwise deranged people should not have access to these weapons and will be weeded out of the privilege.
“Mental illness & hate pulls the trigger, not the gun,” said Trump. “We must stop the glorification of violence in our society. This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace.”
Nancy Pelosi is calling on Trump for a meeting of Congress over the issue, however, they are not in session again until September.
“Today, as Speaker of the House, I am writing in good faith to request that you call the United States Senate back into session immediately under your powers in Article II Section 3 of the Constitution to consider House-passed bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation,” wrote Pelosi.
Currently, discussions are being held within the House and Senate on background checks when it comes to gun control. President Trump wants it known that he will fully represent the NRA in these meetings. Minor tweaks to the Second Amendment will still allow an American the right to own a gun but will also allow for a safer America. The outcome of these talks could have an effect on Trump’s election odds in the 2020 Presidential Election as he is presently running his re-election campaign.