WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump insists that the U.S. already has very, very strong background checks for gun purchases. Its the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby.
Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday, Trump also noted a lot of the people that put me where I am are strong believers in the Second Amendment, and suggested he worries about blurring the contrast between Republicans and Democrats on the issue.
We have to be very careful about that, he said.
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