President Trump directed the Justice Department to draft a ban on “bump stocks” that can boost the firing rate of legal semiautomatic guns. In private, he has told advisers and friends that he is determined to push for some sort of gun-control legislation, according to people familiar with the conversations.
The proposals include new age restrictions on semiautomatic rifle sales and expanded powers for police to confiscate guns from people deemed a danger by the courts. But the plans stop short of a ban on assault weapons.
The Rev. Billy Graham’s ministry spanned more than six decades, and his evangelical “crusades,” as he called them for most of his career, touched every corner of the world, making him one of the most influential and best-known religious figures of his time.
The tweet was the latest in President Trump’s running commentary on the investigation in the days since the Justice Department’s special counsel announced a sweeping indictment of what prosecutors say is a notorious Russian group of Internet trolls.
Most independent economists are not nearly as optimistic that President Trump’s policies can deliver a decade of higher growth, especially with so many baby boomers retiring and the president’s desire to restrict immigration.