The Hill reports:
President Trump said Tuesday that the United States already has “very strong background checks” for gun purchasers and that officials need to be wary of the prospect of a “slippery slope” where “everything gets taken away.”
Trump’s comments to reporters in the Oval Office provided more evidence that he is backtracking after initially expressing support for enhanced background checks following a pair of mass shootings that killed 31 earlier this month.
His comments foretelling a “slippery slope” also closely mirrored the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) long-held argument that even modest gun control regulations would inevitably lead to more stringent ones.
Trump once again throwing cold water on gun control, saying new measures could lead to a “slippery slope.” Earlier this month, he said he didn’t agree with the NRA that new measures would lead to a “slippery slope.” https://t.co/xMbj9PGHCm
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