President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing to give $3.4 million in grants to states to help promote gun safety and training, a senior administration official told Politico.

The National Rifle Association, which is also on board with the plan, welcomed the move.

“This is a critical first step in the right direction to reduce gun violence and protect our children,” the group said in a statement.

The White House announced the initiative Monday.

Trump said during his 2016 presidential campaign that he supported more gun control but did not propose to implement such a measure.

Trump also has pledged to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which many have seen as a main driver of the increase in gun violence in recent years.

Trump and his administration have not commented on the proposal, but the NRA has expressed concern that gun control measures could push gun owners away from gun ownership and into illegal activities.

The proposal is part of the Trump administration’s broader effort to bolster gun safety initiatives, according to the White House official.

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