US President Donald Trump, after shocking markets with the risk of a global trade war, came under intense pressure from United States business interests and foreign trading partners to moderate his threat to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.
David Dobransky runs a small gun store in North Canton, Ohio.
He said he would also take the challenge Trump offered Toomey and include a provision to raise the minimum age for purchasing firearms from 18 to 21 in their bill, which Manchin said "should be the base bill" for gun-control efforts in Congress. Unlike recent immigration and gun policy changes that require legislation, Trump can alter trade policy by executive action.
In Rapid City, South Dakota, things are back to normal at Rapid-Fire Firearms after panic buying under President Barack Obama. A day after his meeting with lawmakers, the president tweeted that he had a "Good (Great!) meeting" in the Oval Office with the National Rifle Association.
Lawmakers from both parties have told Trump they can succeed in passing the comprehensive package of gun safety proposals he's asked for only if he leads the debate, and provides Republicans with political cover to stand up to the formidable gun lobbies in a perilous election year.
"I like taking the guns early", Trump said during a televised meeting on gun laws at the White House on Wednesday.
"Strong leaders don't automatically agree with the last thing that was said to them", snapped Republican Senator Ben Sasse. The president tweeted that it was a "Good (Great) meeting ..." and Cox said in a tweet after the meeting that "POTUS & VPOTUS support he Second Amendment, support strong due process and don't want gun control".
The White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Rubio's proposal would allow guns to be taken away even before a legal process fully runs its course.
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Ryan Costello told NPR's Morning Edition that he worries that kind of broad directive makes it harder for Congress to focus its attention on specific legislation that could pass and eventually become law.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he'll introduce a "red flag" bill this week, which would allow law enforcement or relatives to go to court and ask for a restraining order to have guns taken away from someone they think is unsafe.
"Let's talk about two Trumps - the Tuesday Trump and the Thursday Trump", Graham said later during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
As is often the case, the president has been an unreliable negotiator. It's the basis for the defiant bumper-sticker slogan the NRA popularized: "I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands".
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In October, after some initial shifts in staffing, the Guardian reported that Trump had assembled "the most male-dominated federal government in almost a quarter-century", with 80 percent of top spots going to men.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said the president's decision is counter to the view of the Senate GOP Conference, which has in prior meetings urged Trump not to impose these tariffs.
"I think everybody is trying to absorb what we just heard", Cornyn said.