This morning Trump explained why he isn’t pushing increasing the age limit to 21 in order to purchase a gun yet, like he suggested before:
Very strong improvement and strengthening of background checks will be fully backed by White House. Legislation moving forward. Bump Stocks will soon be out. Highly trained expert teachers will be allowed to conceal carry, subject to State Law. Armed guards OK, deterrent!.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2018
....On 18 to 21 Age Limits, watching court cases and rulings before acting. States are making this decision. Things are moving rapidly on this, but not much political support (to put it mildly).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2018
When Trump says he’s watching court cases and rulings before acting, I assume he means the NRA lawsuit against Florida’s new legislation. Which means it’s going to be a while before he takes another position on this, and that isn’t a bad thing. I can only hope that the NRA has set him straight on the issue and that he stays that way. After all, 18-21 year-olds need protection too.
As I was writing this, he just tweeted this on the same issue:
If schools are mandated to be gun free zones, violence and danger are given an open invitation to enter. Almost all school shootings are in gun free zones. Cowards will only go where there is no deterrent!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2018