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Kellyanne Conway: Trump will act on gun legislation

Kellyanne Conway sits with first lady Melania Trump as they meet with personnel at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Kellyanne Conway said Thursday that gun legislation will not change “overnight,” but President Trump plans to act on the issue.

“These solutions will not happen overnight, but I can assure you that the time for listening, and the time for action, will come very quickly because that’s the way President Trump is. He’s a man of action,” Mrs. Conway, senior counselor to the president, said on Fox News.

She said the listening session on Wednesday was a positive display of different people with different ideas exchanging solutions for a common problem.

“I think some of the divisions and dissension you heard among the participants yesterday very much reflect the same difference of opinion that you see all across our country,” Mrs. Conway said.

She added that Mr. Trump took all the suggestions seriously and hopes Congress will as well. She specifically mentioned raising the age limit to purchase a firearm as well as security in the schools.

“The legislature makes the laws. The president executes them,” Mrs. Conway said.

The topic of gun control came back to the forefront last week when a gunman opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead and more than a dozen wounded. The suspected shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, had a propensity for violence, according to disturbing social media posts. Police said he used an AR-15 to carry out the mass shooting.

Mr. Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and is being held without bond.

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