White House Adviser Says Trump Working on Background Checks for Gun Buyers

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2019
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A top White House adviser said President Trump is actively pursuing an expansion of background checks for gun buyers in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, as Democratic presidential candidates renewed calls over the weekend for bolder action to address gun violence.

“The president has been actively talking to Republicans and Democrats on the matter of background checks,” Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to Mr. Trump, said on Fox News Sunday. “We want to make sure that people who should not have firearms don’t.”


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