Trump proposes taking people's guns without 'due process'

GOP senator scolds Trump We have due process 'for a reason'

"Take the guns first, go through due process second", Trump said at a gun control meeting Wednesday.

President Trump broke with his political allies last night by saying that guns should be confiscated from individuals who displayed signs of mental illness without first going through the courts.

He doubled down on the claim later in the meeting after Vice President Mike Pence spoke about due process and giving local law enforcement more leeway to obtain a court order to collect firearms from potentially unsafe people.

"The police saw that he was a problem, they didn't take any guns away", Trump said.

"Or, Mike, take the firearms first, and then go to court", Trump replied, much to the delight of the woman sitting next to him, Democratic Sen.

The Fox News host took umbrage with the president over what he described as a "betrayal" of his promises on the campaign trail, after the president said he would take people's guns away.

President Trump followed up on the meeting Thursday morning with a tweet. Dianne Feinstein of California.

He has also voiced support for raising the minimum age to buy a rifle to 21 from 18, and for allowing teachers to carry weapons in school if they qualify for concealed carry permits.

He was, however, on board with Sen.

Trump's comments were particularly surprising given their context, spoken just after Vice President Mike Pence called for lawmakers to remember gun owners' due process rights. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), if the bill had bipartisan support and suggested it "didn't have a lot of presidential backing". Even so, the idea does appear to be at least somewhat in line with potential efforts to strengthen federal background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those with known mental illnesses.



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