President Trump told a gathering of governors at the White House in March, that "we are going to do very strong background checks" for gun buyers.  He also said that he wants to get rid of bump stocks.  A "bump stock" replaces a rifle's standard stock, which is the part held against the shoulder.  It frees the weapon to slide back and forth rapidly, harnessing the energy from the kickback shooters feel when the weapon fires.  The bump stock is not banned under federal law even though it allows a weapon to fire at  nearly the rate of a machine gun without technically converting it to a fully automatic fire arm. 

The president endorsed a higher age requirement, such as 21 years of age.  It is still something that is being discussed. 

The National Rifle Association is an NON-PROFIT organization that advocates for gun rights.  It was founded in 1871, the group has informed its members about firearm-related bills since 1934, and it has directly lobbied for and aganist legislation since 1975.  The bulk of the group's money now comes in form of contributions, grants, royalty income, and advertising, much of it origination from gun industry sources.  Since. 2005, the gun industry and its corporate allies have given between $20 million and $52.6 million through the NRA.

Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy Center says that while the NRA portrays itself as protecting the 'freedom' of individual gun owners, its actually working to protect the freedom of the gun industry to manufacture and sell virtually any weapon or accessory.

Its the NRA that is in front of the gun control debate, not the gun manufacturers.

The NRA has lauched a offensive in the weeks since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  It is warning the "freedom-hating left" which is impinging on Americans' "fundamental rights" and spreading theories about the teenagers who survived the mass shooting, the gun group ramped up efforts to raise money, recruit members and drum up support for its agenda.

Donations to the group spiked in the aftermath of the school shooting.  According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, the NRA has received "twice as much money from nearly five times as many donors" in the week after the shooting, compared with the week before.

Donations to the NRA's Political Victory Fund, which contributes money to political campaigns for NRA-friendly candidats, tripled in February from the month earlier which was reported by CNN.

It has increased its most aggressively increased its advertising on FACEBOOK.