Donald Trump weary of angering gun proponents

Updated: Sep 14, 2019, 10:45 IST | Agencies

Trump insisted "a lot of progress" had been made on background checks "and various things having to do with guns"

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump pledged on Thursday to protect the Second Amendment, hours after huddling with top advisers to discuss gun control measures he might be willing to publicly stand behind. Trump insisted "a lot of progress" had been made on background checks "and various things having to do with guns". But he also made clear that he's weary of angering gun proponents, suggesting Democrats' push for new gun control measures following a summer of mass shootings might be nothing more than "a ploy."

"There's a possibility that this is just a ploy to take your guns away," he said. "Democrats want to confiscate guns from law-abiding Americans so they're totally defenseless when somebody walks into their house with a gun," he said.

6 killed in shootings

Albuquerque police said six people were killed and five others hurt in separate shootings in the city on Thursday night. There have been no arrests yet.

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