President Trump Supports Federal Gun Background Check Changes

Changes are in the works to the federal gun background check system and the President is supporting them.

The White House said today President Trump spoke with Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn and Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy about their bipartisan bill.

The White House added discussions with the senators are ongoing and revisions are being considered.

After a shooter killed at least 26 people in a Baptist church in a rural Texas town in November, Murphy and Cornyn crafted a bill that would increase the frequency with which state and federal agencies must report offenses to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, that would legally prohibit individuals from purchasing a firearm.

CNN adds:

The bill came as a result of the shooting in Texas where the gunman killed 26 people at a church. The shooter had previously been imprisoned for domestic abuse, but the Air Force didn't convey that information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which should have prevented him from buying the guns used in the mass shooting.

This answers a key question that I asked on my radio show:  what if we "see something then say something" and NOTHING gets done?  The FBI admitted this past weekend that it didn't follow proper protocol when concerns were expressed over the Florida shooter.

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