President Trump hosts listening session for people affected by school shootings

President Donald Trump hosted a listening session Wednesday with people affected by last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as people affected by other school shootings, including the 1999 Columbine High School shooting and the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Just outside the White House gates, students held a demonstration after streaming in by the hundreds through Union Station in Washington, D.C.

"We are tired of waiting for adults to take action," an MSD student said. 

The students said they are hoping to send a message straight to the Oval Office.

"We are here to send a message to all the lawmakers bought and paid for by the NRA," one student said. 

The president has already pledged to do something to protect the nation's children, even directing the U.S. attorney general to explore a bump stock ban.

On Wednesday he tweeted, "Whether we are Republican or Democrat, we must now focus on strengthening background checks!"

On Tuesday, Trump said, "School safety is a top priority for my administration,"

The White House is also not ruling out presidential support for an age limit on gun purchases.

"It's been many, many years, and there have been no solutions," Trump said. "We're going to come up with solutions."

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