Schumer Statement on the NRA’s Influence Over President Trump and Congressional Republicans on Gun Safety

February 22, 2018
Washington, D.C.  U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the NRA’s influence over President Trump and congressional Republicans on gun safety:
“The NRA is once again spewing pathetic, out of touch ideas, blaming everything but guns. In the past, even after horrible shootings and empathetic words, President Trump and congressional Republicans have toed the NRA line. The real test of President Trump and the Republican Congress is not words and empathy, but action. Will President Trump and the Republicans finally buck the NRA and get something done? Could this time be different?
“Remember: the president is pushing for action on things – including comprehensive background checks – that the NRA opposes. The last time he showed support for sensible gun reform  - no fly, no buy - he quickly dropped his support once the NRA opposed it. I hope this time will be different.”