WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he had a “big meeting” on guns on Thursday and progress was made on background checks and other issues.
The Republican president told reporters before leaving the White House that his administration was dealing well with proposals on gun legislation.
“A lot of progress was made I believe on the background checks and various things having to do with guns,” he said.
The issue of gun violence re-emerged in Congress after back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio last month.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday said they would try to revive a failed 2013 bill to close loopholes in the law requiring gun sale background checks but was awaiting word on whether President Donald Trump will support the effort.
“We’re dealing with the Democrats and I think we’re dealing very well,” Trump said. “It seems like they’d like to do something and I think that I can speak for Republicans. They’d like to do something.
“We’ll see what can happen. But we’re always protecting our Second Amendment. I want to make it clear: Our Second Amendment will be protected fully.”
Reporting by Jeff Mason and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Rosalba O'Brien and Cynthia Osterman