Bradley Edwards, a lawyer for retired Marine Gen. Bradley E. Edwards, says he has spoken with President Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is on a cross-country tour to boost gun safety legislation.
Edwards says he told Trump in a phone call that he was concerned about gun violence and the potential for terrorism and urged him to be more forceful on the issue.
Trump’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Edwards said he spoke with McCain at a rally in Arizona on Friday night and reiterated his concerns.
Edwards also said he told McCain on Friday that he did not know how the Trump administration would enforce the new gun safety law.
The bill, which was passed by the Senate last week, requires background checks on all gun purchases, as well as bans the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Democrats and gun rights groups have long urged the president to sign it into law, citing concerns that it could lead to a surge in mass shootings.
Edwards is a former attorney for the president’s former chief of staff, Keith Schiller.