White House looks at ways to increase school safety

13 March, 2018, 10:56 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • The Real Trade War Is Inside Donald Trump's White House Google Images labeled for reuse

The White House insists President Donald Trump still wants to raise the minimum purchasing age for assault weapons.

It's no secret that Donald Trump and the NRA are on the same page, even as the White House does their best to walk a fine line and appear sympathetic to mass shooting victims.

The White House announcement came a day after Trump, speaking about the opioid problem, criticized policy commissions during a rally in Pennsylvania, saying "we can't just keep setting up blue-ribbon committees".

Seventeen people were killed in last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, prompting a national conversation about gun laws, fierce advocacy for stronger gun control from surviving students and, initially, a move from Trump to buck his allies at the National Rifle Association.

He then turned toward Sen. The administration also announced support for legislation sponsored by Republican Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas and Democratic Sen.

Sister Catherine Dies at Katy Perry Court Hearing to Take over Convent
They wanted to sell the property to local businesswoman Dana Hollister who had plans to turn it into a boutique hotel. According to reports, Perry showed them a tattoo on her wrist that had Jesus written on it and sang them a hymn.

"I like taking the guns early", Trump said at a meeting of leaders of Congress. "Because you're afraid of the NRA, right?" Without mentioning Trump or his plan, the NRA stumped for solutions that mirror details listed in it nearly verbatim and also threw support behind "risk protection orders" to strip away guns from individuals who threaten violence or pose a danger to themselves or others. Trump wrote in one Twitter message.

"I don't know", the president said in February.

On the issue of vetting gun buyers, the White House has endorsed minor legislation in Congress to improve federal and state databases used for background checks by licensed dealers. "Things are moving rapidly on this, but not much political support (to put it mildly)".

Trump met with the NRA privately at the White House twice last month as he weighed his response to the shooting. "But he can't make them happen with a broad stroke of the pen". Pressed by reporters about the apparent backtracking, a senior administration said the age issue was "a state-based discussion right now" and would be explored by DeVos' commission. "You have to have some congressional component to do some of these things, and without that support, it's not as possible". Both are broadly popular on Capitol Hill, although a handful of Republican senators are objecting to speedy passage of the background check bill.

The NRA is a generous funder of politicians, mostly Republicans, and was an enthusiastic supporter of Mr Trump's candidacy. The laws are endorsed by advocacy groups like Everytown for Gun Safety, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Erdogan says Syria's Afrin town under siege, entry imminent
The word "neutralised" is used to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. Erdogan noted that a total of 815 square kilometres (506 square miles) have been cleared from the terrorists so far.

One of the key areas on guns where Trump seems to have retreated is on a proposal to raise the minimum age at which individuals can buy rifles from 18 to 21.

Rather than push for a sweeping federal law, Trump wants state and local officials to set the age limits.

Still, Trump argued that this was progress.

He added that court rulings were being watched before acting on changing the age limit from 18 to 21.

Mr. Trump has also vowed to ban the use of bump stock devices that enable guns to fire like automatic weapons. "Armed guards OK, deterrent!" There's overwhelming public support for the issue, plus Democrats in Congress have been calling for common-sense gun control measures for years.

Palghar Chemical Factory Fire: 3 Dead, Several Injured in Powerful Blast
Police machinery, revenue machinery and health machinery geared together and they contributed their best to extinguish the fire. Further details are awaited and senior civil and police officials, besides disaster management teams, have rushed to the spot.

His plan does ask states to pass what are known as extreme risk protection orders, whereby authorities can grab back guns from risky people.


  • Engine woes: Aviation watchdog grounds 11 Airbus planes of IndiGo, GoAir

    Engine woes: Aviation watchdog grounds 11 Airbus planes of IndiGo, GoAir

    The DGCA has also asked IndiGo and GoAir not to refill these engines which are spare with them in their inventory. After the incident, the airlines ascertained that none of these affected engines shall be operated with IndiGo.
    Elon Musk says Mars spacecraft could make short flights in 2019

    Elon Musk says Mars spacecraft could make short flights in 2019

    The Musk's Tesla will fly in space at a maximum speed of 7 miles per second and will get at 250 miles away from the Earth. Musk says that he expects those other entities to eventually build interplanetary transport vehicles of their own.
    ISIS Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack Aimed At Afghan Hazaras

    ISIS Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack Aimed At Afghan Hazaras

    Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility late Thursday for the outpost assault and the police slayings. Most Hazaras are Shiite Muslims, and Sunni militant groups consider all Shiites heretics and urge followers to kill them.
  • No. 13 Tennessee goes for season sweep of Kentucky

    No. 13 Tennessee goes for season sweep of Kentucky

    It looks like they've really made a commitment to really play big, strong basketball inside. "That will be a fun game". The Razorbacks defeated the Vols in the first SEC contest of the season back in December in Fayetteville.
    Farmers' tsunami to hit Vidhan Bhavan today

    Farmers' tsunami to hit Vidhan Bhavan today

    The ABKS was part of the steering committee of farmers' outfits that started unprecedented strikes past year . The Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party has also lent its support to the farmers, reports said.
    Is This The End For Toys

    Is This The End For Toys "R" Us?

    Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Toys "R" Us is making preparations for a liquidation of its bankrupt USA operations. That became apparent on Monday when the stocks of two of the world's biggest toy makers tumbled in USA trading.
  • China to push forward Belt and Road cooperation: minister

    China to push forward Belt and Road cooperation: minister

    More than 140 countries have participated in or responded to the initiative since it was proposed by China in 2013, said the minister.
    Davidson dancin' after beating Rhode Island 58-57 in A-10

    Davidson dancin' after beating Rhode Island 58-57 in A-10

    Dons not done: USF (18-15) will host Colgate (19-13) in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational at 7 p.m. The Davidson Wildcats really did win the Atlantic 10 Tournament title by topping the Rhode Island Rams , 58-57.
    Hell on earth: Eastern Ghouta

    Hell on earth: Eastern Ghouta

    It was the second convoy in one week, after deliveries on Monday were interrupted by heavy bombardment. It is hard for aid convoys to reach eastern Ghouta and the global community is failing to intervene.
  • The Entire Kardashian Family Made Tristan Thompson's Birthday a Stylish Affair

    The Entire Kardashian Family Made Tristan Thompson's Birthday a Stylish Affair

    On the show, Khloe said,"I don't feel like I'm having a girl, I'm, like, in a state of shock". On Monday morning, Khloe gushed about her party on her subscription-only website .
    European Central Bank  ever so slowly edges closer to interest rates rise

    European Central Bank ever so slowly edges closer to interest rates rise

    But he said such disputes should be worked out among trade partners, not decided by measures initiated from one side. Against the pound, the euro was 0.13% lower at £0.8916 and fell 0.65% to Y130.81 versus Japan's yen.

    Congressional Republicans threaten action over Trump's tariffs

    Ryan told Home Depot Inc . employees how they and their company will be helped by the tax cuts passed previous year . The president is expected to sign off formally on new tariffs as early as Thursday.


Big Match Focus: Manchester United v Sevilla
A runner-up finish is another target for United, with "a miracle" required to remove City from the Premier League summit. We are still in the race for both.

Miami Beach Revokes Business License for Mokai Lounge
Friday morning, however, Miami Beach police put out a Twitter message saying it was made aware of the incident Thursday night. Miami Beach Police reported they located the horse and tweeted, "The horse has been inspected and deemed healthy and safe".

House Republicans Say There's No Evidence of Russian Collusion in Trump Campaign
The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the intelligence material. The problem is that there is still no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to tilt the 2016 election.

Warren not running for president, criticizes 'Pocahontas' nickname
Warren sought to move past questions about her background last month in an address to the National Congress of American Indians. Trump has taken to calling Warren "Pocahontas" as a derogatory term because she claims to have Native American ancestry.

Kylie Jenner Wants To Take The Next Step With Travis Scott
The report by Star said one such rule states he "must spend a certain amount of hours a week with Stormi and Kylie ". The interesting thing is my mom is a hoarder, but she demands cleanliness and structure from me (and all her kids).

Valspar Championship 2018: Corey Conners Leads, Tiger Woods Tied for 2nd
Watch the final round of the Valspar Championship live on Sunday from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf and 6.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event. In today's final round he will once again be paired with Brandt Snedeker in the next to last group. "I didn't want to go there".

Lok Sabha Bypoll For UP's Gorakhpur, Phulpur And Bihar's Araria Underway
This is the first bypoll for Nitish Kumar-led NDA government in Bihar after it severed ties with the grand alliance a year ago . For the ruling JD (U)-BJP combine, it will be a test of the NDA's unity, CM's popularity and their governance policies.

Most trading partners want exemption from Trump's tariffs
Those threats have been overblown, according to Dani Rodrik, professor of global political economy at Harvard University's John F. South Korea, the third largest steel exporter to the United States and a strategic ally on the Korean peninsula, called for calm.

Nintendo Direct: New releases for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch
The game seems to be a reinvention on tennis not only because of the shots but the quickly paced strategy of the game. Participating in these online tournaments will reward you with special in-game outfits and additional characters.

Clocks Spring Forward Sunday
If the alarm chirps, a warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away. FASNY says that any alarms or detectors that are more than 10 years old should be replaced.