Trump backs improved background checks on gun purchase

Nellie Chapman
February 20, 2018

Following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, the White House said President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) on Friday about a bipartisan bill to embolden the background check system, the White House said.

"For years agencies and states haven't complied with the law, failing to upload these critical records without effect", Cornyn said in November when he introduced this bipartisan gun measure".

The bill would reward states that follow federal grand preferences and penalize federal agencies that fail to provide the necessary records.

The plan also suggests providing states with financial incentives to report background information more thoroughly and accurately.

Normally on opposite sides of the gun debate, the lawmakers teamed up in November after a gunman stormed a church in Texas, killing 26 people in one of the nation's deadliest mass shootings. On Friday, Trump visited the hospitalized victims, but made no mention of them or the other surviving students, many of whom spent this weekend turning their pain into activism.

Ella Fesler is a 16-year-old high school student in Alexandria, Virginia.

Republican Congressman Larry Bucshon says what needs improvement is the database used for background checks.

When you're on White House pool duty in Florida, much of the daily reporting on the president's activities involves waiting in vans while President Trump goes between Mar-a-Lago and his golf course.

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Those states are Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming, according to the center. Jones said schools should focus less on fire drills and find more substantial ways to protect students.

"Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that addresses the public health crisis of gun violence", the Women's March Youth EMPOWER said in a statement.

The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting. Those courageous kids have been speaking passionately about the need for stricter gun control, even planning a nationwide "March For Our Lives" on March 24 to send a message to Washington.

Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, 19, had obtained as many as 10 rifles in the a year ago, CNN reported.

On Wednesday, the president is scheduled to meet with high school students for what is being billed as a "listening session".

President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases.

Trump repeatedly challenged the veracity of the mounting evidence about Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

Ideally, instead of asking people who could afford a $200,000 initiation fee about gun control, the president would have looked at recent research on the topic.

In Washington on Monday, several dozen students laid down on the street outside the White House in a protest, calling for tighter restrictions on gun sales.

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