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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders later said "the door isn't closed" for a White House push for raising the age of gun purchases, but added that Trump's focus is "pushing through things we know have broad support" in the Republican-controlled Congress. Never", Trump said. "And you have never stopped fighting for our beloved Constitution.
"This country is right now running so smooth", the presidenttold reporters traveling with him to Dallas.
He vowed that the Second Amendment will "never ever be under siege as long as I am your president".
Trump did not elaborate on how the Second Amendment is under siege.
Manuel and Patricia Oliver, who lost their son Joaquin in the Florida high school shooting, also came to Dallas.
But the administration ultimately aligned itself with the gun lobby, rejecting all but the mildest gun control measures while endorsing the idea of arming teachers and other school employees to serve as volunteer marshals.
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The vice president says "the quickest way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".
Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot outside a grocery store during a constituent gathering in 2011, said Trump had "allowed his presidency to be hijacked by gun lobbyists and campaign dollars".
Trump did not specify which hospital he was referring to but British media said he may have been speaking about The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, in the east of the city.
Activists energized by shootings at schools, churches and elsewhere are also focused on those elections.
But on Saturday he indicated Trump had drawn the wrong conclusion from his remarks.
The president will be joined at the NRA event by Vice President Mike Pence.
The rally, one of two gun control protests, was organized by the newly formed NoRA - or "No Rifle Association".
Asked about Trump's speech - where the president threw out red meat about immigrants and Democrats to the conservative faithful - Kasky was brutal in his comments.
More than 70,000 NRA members are expected to attend.
Groves told BuzzFeed that he wanted to use the occasion of the NRA convention to ignite a discussion about ways to reduce gun violence.
One of the Parkland student survivors, David Hogg, criticized Trump's appearance in advance.
In a speech to the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday, Trump mimicked the shooting of victims in the Paris rampage, and said if civilians had been armed "it would have been a whole different story". He later backpedalled on that tough talk. Several dozen protesters participated, and they also unfurled a large banner that read "We Demand a Change", featuring a picture Joaquin Oliver, a victim of the Parkland High School shooting.
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He initially expressed support for measures that would extend the background check system to all gun purchases, raise the age limit for buying rifles, and seize guns temporarily from people reported to be unsafe.
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