Trump backs efforts to improve federal gun background checks, White House says

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The White House revealed on Sunday that President Trump would support a push to improve the nation’s system of background checks for would-be gun buyers, days after the shooting massacre at the high school in Parkland, Florida.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump spoke on Friday to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn about a bill the Texas Republican had introduced alongside Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., which would “improve federal compliance with criminal background check legislation.”  

Sanders continued, “While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system.”

The massacre on Valentine’s Day of last week has renewed debate across the political spectrum in America about gun violence and how to prevent mass shootings.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, is suspected of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he was a former student, killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others.

One day after the shooting, Trump singled out mental health as a possible factor. “So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!” the president tweeted.

Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida.

A White House schedule says Trump will host students and teachers Wednesday. He also will meet with state and local officials on school safety on Thursday.

Trump was last seen publicly Friday night when he visited the Florida community reeling from the massacre, which gave rise to a student-led push for more gun control.

Late Saturday, after reports had emerged that federal investigators failed to act on warnings about Cruz, Trump tweeted: “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable.”

6 thoughts on “Trump backs efforts to improve federal gun background checks, White House says

  1. “…One day after the shooting, Trump singled out mental health as a possible factor…..”

    We’re not even seeing the usual push for new gun laws. I think the purpose of this latest school shooting drama is to ease the legal requirement for involuntary committing someone to a mental facility.

    They know they can’t disarm this country, so they might be looking toward rounding up a lot of “trouble makers” to give them chemical lobotomies.

    1. Before we do that
      Give the parents the ability back to discipline their kids without CPS coming at you
      These kids all know you can’t touch them now
      So they have more teeth than any punishment you could bring
      Bring back a good ol woopin and let the brats know the parents won’t be punished for warming Jr’s ass

    2. I’m glad you’re harping on parents, Mark. Not all, but so many just surrender to the system. I think they see it as trendy. Besides the gun/kids issues, there are the tranny/sexuality issues. I just don’t get how these parents can allow their 4 yr olds to be read to/programmed by drag queens. Or worse, how they can accept the sex-ed classes for 5 yr olds, something that the school has no right to interfere in; but of course, the school gets its agenda from the gov. And worst still, the hormones for gender change with probable/eventual surgery. I look around at the circus and can only ask what happened to the parents. So I understand you hammering on this. Yeah, tv, social media, all media, academia, so much to undo. How do we un-hypnotize the compliant? Youngins in the balance. How do we un-hypnotize the compliant?



  2. Between locking you up or preventing you from “legal” firearm ownership based upon an encouraged snitch policy, a single hash mark on your dossier could be enough to to destroy your Rights.

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