President Trump: Gun Control Advocate?

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Jonathan Schwartz (L), a salesman at the National Armory gun store, helps Reese Magnant as he looks to buy a National Armory AR-15 Battle Entry Assault Rifle on January 16, 2013 in Pompano Beach, Florida.  (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

During Wednesday's Meeting on Community and School Safety which was broadcast live, President Donald Trump surprised lawmakers when he appeared to embrace stricter gun control, expanded background checks, and even consider a ban on assault rifles. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle seemed stunned. We'll discuss what was said, and whether these seemingly new views will get anywhere in the legislature.


David French, senior fellow, National Review Institute; senior writer, The National Review

Michael Horace, Morning Edition host, WCMU public radio in Michigan

Arit John, congressional reporter, Bloomberg News