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Jasper Colt-USA TODAY

FOAC Founder Calls Gun Control Meeting “Misinformed”

Says Trump’s Advisors “Need A Swift Kick”

By Jennifer Bloodworth for Newsradio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – President Trump surprised Republicans and Democrats alike in a bipartisan gun control meeting.

Trump agreed with many talking points of Democrats including raising the minimum age to purchase rifles from 18 to 21, banning bump stocks, and universal background checks.

The president also suggested taking guns away from citizens and said some legislators are “petrified of the NRA.”

Founder and president of Firearm Owners Against Crime Kim Stolfer told the KDKA Radio Afternoon News Thursday that Democrats don’t know what they’re talking about when it comes to guns, and the White House meeting showed it.

“One stupid statement after another from not only the president but those flower children that were sitting around him,” Stolfer said about the meeting.

“And having a president sit there and condemn due process is a scary situation,” Stolfer said of President Trump’s suggestion to take away guns “early” from individuals with signs of mental illness and have due process later.   

Stoler says America’s mental health denials of firearms to citizens even accused of being mentally ill or unstable already infringe on Constitutional rights and should not be expanded as Trump suggested.

The meeting comes as the nation is still reeling from the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL that left 17 dead. But Stolfer says the policies proposed in Wednesday’s meeting are not the solution to the problem, claiming mass shooting coverage is “filled with lies given to the media.”