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SOURCE: http://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/456925-the-memo-trumps-gun-pledge-met-with-skepticism
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Trump said on Friday he would favor “intelligent background checks.” He suggested there was bipartisan support for such an idea and evinced confidence that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellWarren unveils plan to combat gun violence Blaming Trump for 'trigger' words pours more fuel on the age of rage Five proposals Congress is eyeing after mass shootings MORE (R-Ky.) was also “on board” with the idea.But skeptics point to broadly similar comments the president made on gun control after another mass shooting  — when 17 students were killed last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. On that occasion, Trump backed away from substantive action after a meeting with representatives from the National Rifle Association (NRA).Gun control groups doubt that this time will be any different.“I don’t think Donald Trump has a lot of credibility on gun safety,” said Peter Ambler of Giffords, the gun control group co-founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).“In the aftermath of Parkland, he signaled openness to gun laws, only to see an NRA crack squad head over to the White House and huddle with him.

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