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Trump's shifting stance on guns leaves lawmakers baffled

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(AP) - President Donald Trump has shifted between calling for tougher laws and declaring his backing for the Second Amendment's right to bear arms in the debate over gun violence sparked by a high school massacre.

That has left a trail of befuddled lawmakers and advocates in his wake. 

One thing he still has not done: clearly outline his legislative priorities.

Washington's week closed Friday without further explanation from the president, the White House indicating that for now, at least, he is backing an incremental proposal on background checks and a bill that would provide new federal dollars to stem school violence.

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