US President Donald Trump accuses Republicans of being “afraid of the NRA” amid revival of gun violence debate in the country.
He made the comment in an ongoing meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House.
Trump asked Republican Senators Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin if they included raising the age limit for buying guns in a bill they co-sponsored.
“We didn’t address that, Mr. President,” Toomey said.
“You know why? Because you’re afraid of the NRA,” responded the president with a chuckle. “It’s a big issue right now. A lot of people are talking about it.”
“A lot of people are afraid of that issue — raising the age for that weapon to 21.”
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