"If he continues to bow to his right-wing ringmasters, we will get nothing done on guns and his presidency will continue to fail".
One thing he still has not done: clearly outline his legislative priorities.
He had outlined some of his preferences via Twitter earlier Thursday, saying that both good and bad ideas had come out of the bipartisan meeting. He said that if someone had a gun in the club the night 49 people were killed, "It wouldn't have happened".
"The US video game industry has a long history of partnering with parents and more than 20 years of rating video games through the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)".
"I'd be for that bill to be fully amendable and see what else has a majority of senators that could be added to it", said Blunt.
The announcement comes in the wake of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead.
"If you talk about the larger issue of how we're going to make America a safer country, your discussion is different than what are we doing to keep automatic weapons out of the hands of maniacs who want to go and shoot up theatres, schools and churches", Leon added.
As is often the case, the president has been an unreliable negotiator.
He said "Background Checks a big part of conversation" and "Gun free zones are proven targets of killers".
Trump told House Republicans at the meeting Wednesday that no bill would pass with the concealed carry provision.
In that meeting, the Preisdent called for a comprehensive legislation that would expand background checks to firearms purchased at gun shows and on the internet - a measure favored by Democrats but anathema to the NRA.
John Cornyn's "Fix NICS" bill, which aims to improve reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System through financial incentives, Sanders said. Joe Manchin of West Virginia wrote bipartisan legislation on the subject and Trump appears to consider it the main bill Congress should build on. The measure, from Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) for being too "afraid" of the NRA.
The Fix NICS Act is created to improve reporting by law enforcement agencies to the background check registry but does not expand the background check system at all. He endorsed increased school security and more mental health resources, and he reaffirmed his support for raising the age to 21 for purchasing some firearms.
The president also wants to use an executive order to bar the use of bump-stock devices that enable guns to fire like automatic weapons.
If Cox's claim is true, it would represent a reversal in Trump's stance on gun control, after the president appeared to support tighter gun laws in a televised meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday. "He wants to see what that legislation, the final piece of it looks like", she said.
"Every time there's a shooting, there's always a spike", Stephens says.
The White House wouldn't elaborate to the press about how the meeting went, but it's a sign that Trump's position has once again shifted in this debate - at the very least, the tweets suggest that Trump is backing down from what he said at the Wednesday meeting.