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Trump Vows to Take On NRA, Boasts of Willingness to Rush Shooter

  • Says he would have run into school unarmed to fight attacker
  • Suggests U.S. commit more people to mental institutions
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President Trump says the NRA is willing to work with the White House on gun control.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump said Monday that he’s willing to take on the National Rifle Association though he doubts they will resist his response to the high school massacre that killed 17 people in Florida earlier this month.

Trump, in a freewheeling discussion with governors at the White House that lasted more than an hour, also said he would have run into the school unarmed to try to confront the attacker, contrasting his hypothetical response with sheriff’s deputies who didn’t enter the building during the rampage.