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PoliticsTrump calls for 'intelligent background checks' in response to mass shootings

17:30  09 august  2019
17:30  09 august  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Trump says he wants to strengthen gun background checks

Trump says he wants to strengthen gun background checks After two recent mass shootings, President Donald Trump said he wanted to strengthen background checks for gun purchases.

As calls rise for congressional action in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend, Donald Trump is doing his best to stay ahead of the curve. Before Trump boarded Marine One on the first leg of his travels to Dayton and El Paso, he endorsed the idea of expanded background checks for gun

Donald Trump defended his rhetoric and and said he wants to strengthen background checks for Americans buying guns in the wake of two mass Mr Trump is on Wednesday visiting Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, the scene of two recent mass shootings . Local Democrat politicians in both

President Trump on Friday called for "intelligent" background checks in response to a string of mass shootings across the country, and expressed confidence that Congress would come together on action.

Trump calls for 'intelligent background checks' in response to mass shootings© Leah Millis President Trump takes questions from reporters outside the White House as he departs for travel to New York and New Jersey on August 9, 2019.

"Frankly, we need intelligent background checks," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a fundraiser in the Hamptons.

He said he's spoken with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who Trump said was "totally on board."

McConnell has not publicly backed any gun bills following mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, though he did note a background checks bill backed by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was once again getting attention.

GOP senator calls for background check legislation after shootings

GOP senator calls for background check legislation after shootings GOP Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.) on Sunday called for background check legislation after two deadly mass shootings rocked the U.S."While no law will end mass shootings entirely, it's time for Congress to act to help keep our communities safer," Toomey tweeted."We should start by passing bipartisan proposals such as my legislation with Senator Joe Manchin to expand background checks to all commercial firearm sales." While no law will end mass

President Trump has repeatedly told lawmakers and aides in private conversations that he is open to endorsing extensive background checks in the Trump has focused on guns extensively since the shootings , calling lawmakers and surveying aides about what he should do — outreach that began

Donald Trump has said in private conversations that he is open to endorsing extensive background checks for gun buyers, prompting a The racist four-page document, titled “The Inconvenient Truth”, calls the Walmart attack “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas” and expresses support for

That bill failed to get enough votes to move through the Senate after the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shootings.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has opposed proposals for stricter background checks and "red flag" laws, which would seek to keep guns away from people flagged as possibly dangerous.

Trump downplayed any opposition from the NRA on Friday.

"I have a great relationship with the NRA," Trump said.

NRA criticizes 'aspiring presidential candidates' for politicizing shootings.
The National Rifle Association came out swinging against Democrats who have called for gun control reform in light of two mass shootings.

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