The US president Donald Trump recently unveiled his plan for the gun control solution that shooting survivors have been demanding. The NRA again was at the crossfire of intense scrutiny as a result of this issue and many people were enraged at what they considered inaction from the president.
Ever since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in February, the calls for regulations on guns have seen its highest spike. President Trump hosted an emotional session at the White House for survivors and victims’ families, who voiced their displeasure at the inefficiency of the government to do anything gun control related. Soon after, the NRA head Wayne LaPierre made a speech denouncing the “socialists” exploiting the opportunities for political gain. This resulted in more arguments being made the other way. America is torn on this issue, and there seems to be no way through unless it ran through the president.
Mr. Trump seemed at first to be willing to cooperate, making gestures that seemed to signal that a deal would happen. But then, since the midterm elections were coming up, he went back and followed the NRA’s plan of more guns rather then less. Through this, Mr. Trump has blindsided the families of victims in shootings through the past several years. The NRA’s plan for more armed teachers is not going to solve the problem completely. People who are under 21 should not be able to buy a gun because they are not mature enough.
We need to see what Mr. Trump will do next, whether he really has turned his backs on promises for political survival, or this is just a sort of bluff.