On Monday, the weekend After visiting Parkland, Florida after the most recent school shooting, Donald Trump has now been reported to be supportive of legislation that would strengthen background checks for gun owners.
The president had previously suggested mass shootings could be resolved primarily through addressing mental health, which is still something that should be addressed in America. In a report by the Washington Post, Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that President Trump is taking aim to improve FBI background checks.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote in a statement:
“The president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system,”
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president spoke on Friday to Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, about a bipartisan bill designed to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers.
Sanders said in a statement:
“While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system,”
President Trump, who by is spending another weekend at his private Palm Beach estate, started President’s Day at his golf club. The White House did not answer questions about whether he was playing golf. The president spent most of the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, as White House aides advised against golfing too soon after the shooting at a Parkland high school that left 17 dead.
Students across the America have called for action on tougher gun control and are planning a march in Washington next month. On Monday, dozens of teenage students spread their bodies in front of the White House to symbolize the dead and demand presidential action on gun control. To bad he’s down in Florida golfing while parents and students grieve over their lost ones.
The White House said Sunday the president will host a “listening session” with students and teachers this week, but released no details on who would attend or what would be discussed.
The bipartisan background check legislation in talks would be aimed at ensuring that federal agencies and states accurately report relevant criminal information to the FBI. It was introduced after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church.