In private, he has indicated that he might do more, telling advisers and friends in recent days that he is determined to push for some sort of gun-control legislation, according to people familiar with the conversations.

In one such discussion, during dinner with television commentator Geraldo Rivera at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, the president listened with interest as Rivera suggested raising the minimum age at which a person could buy a semiautomatic weapon from 18 to 21. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday that the idea is “on the table for us to discuss.”…

Given that a regulation change would probably be challenged, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday that Trump needs to instead support legislation to ban bump stocks. A prolonged court fight, she said, could mean that “bump stocks would continue to be sold” for years. “Legislation is the only answer.”