Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning that he will meet with the National Rifle Association about keeping people on terror watch lists from legally purchasing firearms.
I will be meeting with the NRA, who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2016
Trump previously expressed openness to banning those on the no fly list from buying guns in an interview on ABC News in November.
The deadly shooting in Orlando, Florida, has renewed the debate over whether people being monitored by the FBI for ties to terrorism should be able to purchase guns. The suspected Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, was not under investigation at the time of the shooting, but he had been interviewed by the FBI in the past.
Senate Democrats have re-introduced legislation that would keep people on the terror watch list from buying firearms.