Trump does not is in a hurry to approve a bill passed by the House that will require universal controls on all sales and guns instead, and instead a talking point for gun rights defenders sounded.
"If you look at some of the even heavier and more comprehensive ideas that come up, it wouldn't stop any of these mass shootings through the last few years, "Trump said, despite reports that a shooting suspect this weekend in Odessa, Texas, could obtain a shotgun used in the invasion through a private sale after failing to pass a federal check.
Gun control advocates have become impatient with the lack of action in Washington, with some exacerbating the blame on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who in turn has indicated Trump's validating support for any number of plans.
Trump suggested Wednesday that he is trying well to influence the gun lobby, saying they may be upset by the decision he ultimately supports, but that "that's okay" if he is upright against the NRA.
"We will do what is right," he told reporters, though he added that he believed the NRA wanted the same.