US gun control: Trump accused of bowing to NRA pressure

Under pressure from gun rights groups, President Trump has backed away from raising the minimum age for gun purchases from 18 to 21, one of several measures he had supported after the latest US school shooting.

    The US President Donald Trump is being accused of bowing to pressure from the National Rifle Association (NRA), after backing away from measures which would raise the minimum age for buying guns.

    It comes after the White House announced it is setting up a commission to deal with gun violence.

    The commission will push to arm teachers in classrooms.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington DC.


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