WASHINGTON (AP) — Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress after President Donald Trump’s stunning shift on gun policy left some in his party confused and scrambling to figure out what to do next.

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Republicans squirmed over Trump’s call for stricter gun laws after the assault on a Florida high school, while Democrats seized on the opening to reach beyond a modest measure gaining traction in Congress. They unveiled a more ambitious priority list, with expanded background checks and even a politically risky ban on assault weapons.

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Without a clear path forward for any legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shelved the gun debate, for now, saying the Senate would turn next week to other measures.

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