The top 5 biggest stories from the weekends of February 1-7 were all about guns and guns and gun violence.
Here are the top 5 stories of the weekend.
Trump declares ‘fire and fury’ against the NFL.
After President Donald Trump tweeted Friday night that NFL owners would face discipline over the anthem protests, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Sunday that the league will suspend the team owners, owners who pay players and owners who don’t.
He said he will issue a statement in the next couple of days on the league’s plans.
The statement will state that the NFL’s protests are part of a “flagrant disregard for the American people” and that players and coaches should not be subjected to such violence.
The NFL had already suspended several teams for not standing during the national anthem last season.
Goodell said he expects the league to do the same this season.
“There’s going to be discipline, and that’s the right way to handle it,” Goodell said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“It’s the way we handle it all the time.
We are going to continue to do it.”
Gun rights activists hold an impromptu march in Washington.
Organizers of a nationwide gun rights rally in Washington called off the march on Sunday after violent clashes with law enforcement.
Organizer Michael Krieger said a group of about 150 people gathered at a downtown park for the demonstration.
The group called for people to come to the Capitol to show support for the rights of law-abiding gun owners, Kriegers said on Twitter.
Democrats blame Trump’s call for gun control.
Democrats in Congress have taken a hard line on gun control and the White House says the president is not interested in compromise on gun issues.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement Saturday that “the president is simply trying to deflect blame from himself and his own party on a national level.
He is not a leader on gun violence prevention.
The president is the most dangerous person on earth.”
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked the Trump administration to issue a “statement of intent” on gun-control measures, which would require congressional action on a gun-related bill.
President Donald J. Trump speaks at a memorial service for the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre.
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Trump’s trip to the Middle East to meet with leaders in the region was marred by the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The Orlando attack killed 49 people and wounded 53 others.
Trump called for more gun control during a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” calling it “an epidemic in this country.”
He urged people in the Middle Eastern countries to “get their guns.”
“We can’t continue to allow the kind of mass violence we’ve seen in this nation and the rest of the world, and the countries that we’re dealing with, to happen in this town,” Trump said.
Trump: ‘We are going back to the days of Teddy Roosevelt, when he said, ‘The American people are going down to the bottom of the barrel.’
“Trump is expected to return to Washington on Monday for a four-day visit.
On Friday, he was due to hold a news conference at the White Palace in the White Houses first public appearance since taking office, a gathering he has repeatedly used to defend his presidency.
On Saturday, Trump was expected to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a historical marker for the civil rights movement in Washington that was burned down in the 1960s.
Trump has said he wants to visit it again, although it is unclear whether he will be at the museum again on Monday.