Trump Expresses Interest in Feinstein’s Gun Legislation

The incumbent isn’t too worried about the state party’s decision not to endorse.

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Nia Prater
March 1, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

President Trump expressed an interest in Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D) proposed legislation to raise the age limit for purchasing assault rifles to 21 nationwide.

“I think it’s something you have to think about. It doesn’t make sense that I have to wait until I’m 21 to get a handgun but I can get this weapon at 18,” Trump said at a bipartisan meeting with members of Congress on gun issues. Feinstein authored the Federal Assault Weapons ban that was signed by former President Bill Clinton in 1994 and expired in 2004. (Sacramento Bee)

“IT IS WHAT IT IS.” Feinstein doesn’t seem worried that the state Democratic Party’s choice to decline to endorse her will affect her chances.

Of the race between her and state Senate President Kevin de León (D), Feinstein said Tuesday: “It’s a 30-point difference between us in the polls. So I don’t know what you want me to say. It is what it is.” (Washington Examiner)


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