Now-departed Democratic presidential candidate Beto ORourke may have talked about mandatory gun buybacks, but President Donald Trump has become the master of the annual gun walkback.
On Friday, the White House conceded that Trump was burying a promise to address the scourge of mass gun deaths, bowing once again to the power of even a weakened National Rifle Association.
Following mass shootings in August in El Paso and Dayton that left 29 dead, Trump called for strong background checks, saying there is a great appetite for change. Not so hungry now.
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