During Tuesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about a proposed “assault weapons” ban and said, “We haven’t closed the door on any front.”
NPR’s Mara Liasson asked, “In 2000 [President Trump] did support an ‘assault weapons’ ban. What is his position now?” She followed her own question by asking if President Trump supports “reinstating” the 1994-2004 federal “assault weapons” ban.
CNN reported that Sanders responded by saying, “I don’t have any specific announcements, but we haven’t closed the door on any front.”
Sanders on whether Trump supports a ban on assault weapons: “I don’t have any specific announcements but we haven’t closed the door on any front” https://t.co/VkPYhoBuJI
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 20, 2018
Sanders went on to say “the next several days and weeks” will witness conversations on where changes in current laws might be made.
She said Trump is specifically supportive of making background checks “more efficient.”
On February 20, Breitbart News reported that Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to finalize plans to ban bump stocks. The details of the ban–whether it might include a grandfather clause–are not yet known.