President Donald Trump vaguely referred to gun control Tuesday, however, advisers said implementing any sort of gun restricting legislation would be suicide and Trump knows it.
“Look, we have a tragedy. What happened is, in many ways, a miracle. The police department, they’ve done such an incredible job. And we’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes on,” Trump told reporters while walking to Marine One. Democratic lawmakers have been calling for gun control legislation following a shooting in Las Vegas Sunday that left at least 59 dead.
“There’s a time and place for a political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday when asked about gun control. President Trump previously supported restrictions on assault weapons, but has embraced the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment since running for office.
WATCH PRESS SECRETARY SANDERS DISCUSS GUN CONTROL:
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Axios Tuesday that gun control implemented by Trump would be “impossible” and the “the end of everything.”
Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone agreed and said, “Base would go insane and he knows it.”
“You have a true friend and champion in the White House. No longer will federal agencies be coming after law-abiding gun owners,” Trump told the NRA in an April 2017 speech. “No longer will the government be trying to undermine your rights and your freedoms as Americans. Instead, we will work with you, by your side.”
WATCH PRESIDENT TRUMP EXTEND CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF LAS VEGAS SHOOTING VICTIMS: