PALM Careen, Fla. – The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump buttresses efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, two days after a propelling at a Florida school killed 17 people.
Trump spoke to Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican, relative to a bipartisan bill that he and Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy introduced to uplift federal compliance with criminal background checks, White Billet spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
“While discussions are ongoing and modifications are being considered, the president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal offing check system,” Sanders said in a statement.
Cornyn and Murphy offered the bill to improve federal background checks last November, dates after a gunman killed more than two dozen people in a church in Texas.
The charge, called the Fix NICS Act, would ensure that states and federal operations comply with existing law on reporting criminal history records to the governmental background check system.
Cornyn, of Texas, had complained when organizing the legislation that compliance by agencies was “lousy.”
Students from the Florida intoxicated school where a former student is accused of murdering 17 people concluding week using an assault-style rifle, are planning a “March For Our Lives” in Washington on Pace 24 to call attention to school safety and ask lawmakers to enact gun dominance.
(Reporting by Jeff Mason in Palm Beach, Florida and Timothy Gardner in Washington)