White House: Trump supports stronger background checks for gun buys

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(Worthy News) - President Donald Trump supports laws to strengthen the background check system for gun purchases in the wake of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that killed 17, the White House announced on Monday.

“The President spoke to Senator [John] Cornyn on Friday about the bi-partisan bill he and Sen. [Chris] Murphy introduced to improve Federal Compliance with Criminal Background check Legislation,” press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.”

An aide to Cornyn confirmed the president had spoken to the senator about the bill, which has the support of both Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer. [ Source: Politico (Read More...) ]

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