White House continues bipartisan gun control talks

Politics

(CNN) – President Donald Trump capped a week of see-sawing statements on gun control proposals by claiming Thursday evening that bipartisan talks are ongoing.

Following back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month, Trump issued a call for stricter background checks. But in the last week, Trump has fallen into a similar pattern he’s followed in the wake of mass shootings under his watch, cooling to the idea of background checks.

“Talks are ongoing (with) both Republicans & Democrats. We are likewise engaging with lawful gun owners, survivors, grieving family members, law enforcement, the NRA, mental health professionals, and school officials,” Trump tweeted on Thursday night.

“I am hopeful Congress will engage with my Team to pass meaningful legislation that will make a real difference and, most importantly, Save Lives!”

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