Trump Says White House Will Be Strong on Background Checks and Mental Health: ‘We’re Going to Get It Done’


President Donald Trump said the administration was going to be strong on background checks and mental health on Wednesday, adding action on those issues was not going to be just "talk" and "we're going to get it done."

Trump, along with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, met at the White House with students, families and teachers affected by mass shootings for a listening session amid growing calls for gun reforms.

"We're going to be very strong on background checks," Trump said. "Very strong emphasis on the mental health of somebody, and we are going to do plenty of other things."

Trump said he would meet with many of the country's governors next week to discuss school safety.

"We're going to cover every aspect of it," Trump said. "There are many ideas that I have. There are many ideas that other people have, and we're going to pick out the strongest ideas, the most important ideas, the ideas that are going to work, and we're going to get them done. It's not going to be talk like it has been in the past. It's been going too long. Too many instances, and we're going to get it done."

Trump tweeted Wednesday that regardless of party, "we must now focus on strengthening Background Checks!"

Trump said Tuesday he had directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose regulations banning devices that turn weapons into machine guns, such as bump stocks.

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