The Latest: Eric Trump favors 'common sense' gun measures

The Latest: Eric Trump favors 'common sense' gun measures
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, center, leads in a blessing as President Donald Trump, left seated, first lady Melania Trump, right seat, and guests bow their heads during the Governors' Ball in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s meeting with the nation’s governors (all times local):

8:30 a.m.

Eric Trump says there is room for “common sense” gun measures in the wake of a Florida school shooting.

Trump spoke on “Fox and Friends” Monday. He called himself a “big Second Amendment person,” but suggested support for raising the age limit to buy certain weapons and strengthening background checks.

Says Trump: “We can’t have our kids shot up in schools.”

Since a mass shooting at a Florida high school on February 14, President Donald Trump has offered a number of ideas. They include raising the minimum age to purchase assault-style weapons and arming teachers, though on Saturday the president tweeted that the latter was “Up to states.”

Congress returns to work Monday after a 10-day break under pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence.


1:19 a.m.

President Donald Trump says the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school is the top issue he wants to discuss with the nation’s governors.

Under pressure to act to stem gun violence on school grounds, Trump planned to solicit input from the state chief executives during meetings Monday at the White House. The governors are in Washington for their annual winter meeting.

But socializing was the focus Sunday night as Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted the governors for an annual black-tie ball.