Lawmakers call on Congress, Trump administration to act on gun violence

(WTNH) — Connecticut lawmakers called on Congress and the Trump administration to act on gun violence Friday morning.

While President Trump did come out in favor of the controversial idea of arming teachers, he also sent out a tweet Thursday morning that seemed to be a complete break from the NRA.

President Trump now says he is in favor of many of the gun control changes Democrats want to see. Several of those democrats will be meeting in Hartford Friday morning. More than half of Connecticut’s congressional delegation will be holding a press conference on “common sense gun laws.”

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Usually that includes things like background checks for all gun purchases, closing the gun show loophole, banning bump stocks, things like that. Things President Trump has been against. But after the Parkland shooting last week and all the protests, and the White House meetings this week, well, here are the President’s own words from Twitter:

Senator Richard Blumenthal tweeted that he is still pushing for even stricter laws.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty had several tweets reacting to the proposal to give guns to teachers.

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Blumenthal and Esty joined Senator Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro in Hartford Friday morning to talk about gun violence with at least one Sandy Hook parents and the organizer of a planned school walkout.

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