President Donald Trump’s position on gun control, particularly regarding assault rifles, has appeared to shift over the years.
Trump in 2000 said he took a middle ground, supporting a ban on assault weapons though generally opposing gun control.
Trump in 2015, however, was dismissive of calls to regulate assault rifles which, he said,0 are common semi-automatic weapons popular with many Americans.
Now in the wake of the Feb. 14 massacre in Florida that killed 17 high school students and teachers, the nation is again focused on the question of gun control generally and, specifically, of regulating semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 allegedly used by the shooter at Stoneman Douglas High School.
Students from the high school who have overnight became outspoken activists for gun control have specifically called on President Trump as well as other elected officials to listen to their concerns and enact gun restrictions.
So where does Trump stand?