Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:
- After the attack in New York that killed 8, Trump calls for merit-based immigration
- Trump spokeswoman dismisses Russia-related indictments: "Nothing to do with" the president
- Special counsel's inquiry yields first guilty plea, from former Trump aide who lied to the FBI
- Paul Manafort and another Trump campaign aide indicted; Manafort's bond is $10 million
The Trump administration, which has positioned itself as a staunch defender of gun rights, signaled potential support for at least a partial gun control measure Thursday.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump welcomed a conversation on banning bump stocks, devices used in the mass shooting in Las Vegas and elsewhere to make semi-automatic weapons operate more like machine guns.
"We know that members of both parties and multiple organizations are planning to take a look at bump stocks and related devices," Sanders said during Thursday's regular press briefing. "We certainly welcome that. We'd like to be part of that conversation, and we would like to see a clear understanding of the facts."
She added later, in a response to the National Rifle Assn.'s support for a possible ban on bump stocks, that "it's something we're very open to."