White House counselor Kellyanne Conway spoke to Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Thursday, where she professed that the Second Amendment is a "bedrock" of the U.S. Constitution.
However, she raised eyebrows when she said later in the interview that the Trump administration has plans to engage in "thoughtful" conversations about gun control, leading many to conclude that the White House is open to negotiations on gun control measures.
This comes on the heels of the Las Vegas massacre, where a gunman killed nearly 60 people and injured close to 500 more in what's now considered the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
What did she say about the Constitution?
Conway on Fox described the Second Amendment as a "bedrock with our Constitution, along with the First Amendment."
"These rights must be protected, but we are also listening to — we heard yesterday a number of these Republican senators, many of them saying that they support the Second Amendment," Conway continued. "They are gun owners and hunters and sportsmen themselves."
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What did she say about bump stocks and gun control?
About bump stocks, Conway seemed to believe that the Trump administration was wading into murky territory.
"They had never even heard of the device before and they’re in Congress," she said.
As a result, Conway said that "many of them" are "open to a conversation," and added that the Trump administration will "always welcome thoughtful conversations."
“This rush to judgment, these inaccuracies that people are putting forward, doesn’t help anybody in need,” Conway told Fox News. “It doesn’t help one person in their grief and in their recovery.”
Later in the day, on CNN, Conway addressed gun control on a larger scale.
Conway, speaking to Chris Cuomo, said that Trump and the first lady "have been on the ground literally shoulder-to-shoulder with those who are suffering and in need."
"I think this is a moment where the president is calling us to unify," she added.
Conway later took a shot at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and suggested that some liberal lawmakers only call for gun control after tragedies like the Las Vegas massacre occur.
"I know the high horse cavalry loves to run in beating, thumping their chest after the tragedies, but let’s step back and have a thoughtful conversation about everything that is at play here," Conway told Cuomo.
"The more all of us can learn about what happened in Las Vegas the better," she explained.
What does this mean?
Judging by Conway's take on the events in Las Vegas, it sounds like the Trump administration is willing to reach across the aisle to make compromises on gun control.
Previously, Trump himself claimed that he would be working with law-abiding Americans who choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights rather than those who oppose current and expanded gun rights.
Trump, in a speech in April to the NRA in Atlanta, said that the "eight-year assault" on gun rights had come to an abrupt halt when he was voted into office.
"You have a true friend and champion in the White House," Trump said. "No longer will federal agencies be coming after law-abiding gun owners. No longer will the government be trying to undermine your rights and your freedoms as Americans. Instead, we will work with you, by your side."