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Ivanka Trump is quietly calling lawmakers about the gun debate

Ivanka and Donald Trump
President Trump and Ivanka attend an event on women's empowerment during the G20 Summit. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Ivanka Trump has quietly been calling lawmakers since the El Paso and Dayton massacres to gauge their openness to movement on gun legislation when Congress returns, sources familiar with her conversations tell Axios.

Why it matters: This is another sign that President Trump might support new gun control measures, despite the opposition of conservatives in his orbit.

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