President Trump expected to seek age hike for rifle purchases with school, gun safety plan: Sources

President Trump is expected to include call for age limit hike for rifle buyers.

— -- The Trump administration plans to unveil as soon as Thursday a list of more than 10 administrative and legislative priorities the president intends to champion in an effort to help prevent gun violence in schools, including a call to raise the age limit on all gun purchases to 21, White House officials tell ABC News.

Among the proposals the White House is expected to support are two pieces of preexisting legislation aimed at strengthening the background check system and aiding states in detecting and reporting potential threats to schools, and a regulation requiring states to report to the federal government school districts' compliance with emergency preparedness drills.

It's unclear whether the president will push for legislation to enact new age limits. The shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., who killed 17 this month legally purchased an assault-style rifle at 19 years old.

"I'm the one bringing it up. People aren't bringing it up because they're afraid to bring it up," Trump told lawmakers of the proposed age limit changes during a meeting Wednesday with bipartisan lawmakers on guns. "You can't buy a handgun at 18, 19 or 20. You have to wait until you're 21. You could buy the weapon used in this horrible shooting at 18. You are going to decide, the people in this room pretty much, are going to decide. I would give very serious thought to it."

"I'm a big fan of the NRA. These are great people. Great patriots. They love our country but that doesn't mean we have to agree on everything," Trump added. "It doesn't make sense that I have to wait till I'm 21 to get a handgun but I can get this weapon at 18."

Under pressure from students and families to take action, the White House is preparing to release on Thursday the formal blueprint of reforms that the president supports to try and curb gun violence at schools.

Also on the list of Trump administration priorities expected to be unveiled, according to administration officials: