Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, and questioned why previous gun control legislation did not include that provision.
Though some conservatives might be satisfied that the president's school safety proposal keeps within traditional GOP orthodoxy on guns, Trump's initial comments troubled conservative commentator Alexandra DeSanctis.
"I also want to thank some of the heroes of Hurricane Harvey who join us today, including members of the incredible Cajun Navy", President Trump said.
Trump also touted tenets of his policy including strengthening background checks and providing some school personnel with "rigorous" firearms training. Trump ultimately put forward an immigration proposal to drastically change the legal immigration system that is so conservative most Republicans in Congress won't support it. A number of other championship-winning teams have stayed away, most notably the Golden State Warriors, who made a decision to spend their recent time in Washington visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture with group of kids after Trump disinvited them from a White House visit in September.
"We can't just write things down and make them law". Pressed by reporters about the apparent backtracking, a senior administration said the age issue was "a state-based discussion right now" and would be explored by DeVos' commission.
She placed blame for the inaction on Capitol Hill. It should not escape anyone's notice that President Trump seems to have received a permission slip from the NRA to express support for these bills, but no others. "This plan is weak on security and an insult to the victims of gun violence", Sen.More news: Taliban seize district headquarters in Afghanistan's Farah province
"He backed off his openness toward an assault weapons ban, support for expanded background checks, barring those who exhibit "red flags" from buying guns and raising the age to buy assault weapons to 21".
"What he is pushing forward are things that can immediately be accomplished, either through the administration or that have broad-based bipartisan support in Congress".
Still, Trump argued that this was progress. On Monday morning, Trump tweeted that he would be "watching court cases and rulings before acting" on age limits, noting that several states were moving on that issue. Last month, President Donald Trump instructed the Department of Justice to implement new regulation to ban bump-fire stocks, which can be used to increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic weapons. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the Times article was "a false story" and he is happy with his legal team.
The Republican president, who championed gun rights during his 2016 campaign, vowed to take action to prevent school shootings after a gunman killed 17 students and faculty at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. The goal of the group he is forming, he told TIME in an interview Monday, is to ensure that Congress passes a gun control package by the end of the year - that both contains and builds on provisions in the bill Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law last week - while maintaining support for the Second Amendment. Trump released the plan on Sunday night.
Instead, the issue will be one of a list of topics to be studied by the DeVos commission, which will then provide recommendations to the president.
Lemire reported from NY.