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    Trump Floats New Gun Control Measures

    “We want to pass something great.” That’s what President Donald Trump said yesterday in a live televised meeting with lawmakers about gun control. He shocked observers by proposing tougher background checks, restrictions on sales to young adults and greater powers to seize weapons from the mentally ill. Those measures put him at odds with longstanding Republican principles and the National Rifle Association. After a later meeting with the president an NRA lobbyist suggested Trump had reconsidered his position on gun control and supported “strong due process.” 

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