Democrats push gun control bill


DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS ARE FRUSTRATED – SAYING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS GOING BACK AND FORTH ON THE ISSUE OF BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN PURCHASES. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT ALEXANDRA LIMON REPORTS SENATE REPUBLICANS WON’T TAKE ACTION BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL SUPPORT. 3 GUN CONTROL CONTINUES TO BE A TOP ISSUE FOR DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS AFTER A STRING OF MASS SHOOTINGS OVER THE SUMMER BUT ULTIMATELY THE DECISION WILL COME DOWN TO PRESIDENT TRUMP… WHO QUESTIONED IN A TWEET WHETHER THE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECK BILL IS REALLY… QUOTE… “A PLOY TO TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY.” Democratic leaders have been working to force a vote in the US Senate, on the universal background check bill that was passed by the House earlier this year. They hope that by increasing pressure publicly they’ll get the president on board.SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER SAID HE AND HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI MADE THE CASE FOR H.R. 8… ON A CALL WITH THE PRESIDENT. THE BILL WOULD REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PRIVATE AND AT TRADE SHOWS.The effectiveness of gun safety measures 3 will be severely compromised if we allow the loopholes in our background check system to remain in tact.POLLS SHOW THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS 3 INCLUDING REPUBLICANS – SUPPORT REQUIRING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL GUN SALES. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE MASS SHOOTINGS IN DAYTON AND EL PASO PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE SUPPORTED A TOUGHER BACKGROUND CHECK LAW – -BUT A CALL FROM THE N.R.A SEEMED TO CHANGE HIS MIND.the president can provide the kind of leadership on this issue that his party has lacked for decades. He can break the vice grip that the NRA has held on congressional republicans.ON SUNDAY…THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS HE’S NOT READY TO SUPPORT THE HOUSE BILL… BUT WANTS CONGRESS TO WORK ON A BILL THAT BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS CAN SUPPORT.IN WASHINGTON ALEXANDRA LIMON. 3 TONIGHT AT NINE, 3 YOU’LL HEAR FROM ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE GROUPS FRUSTRATED THAT THEY DON’T HAVE THE SAME ACCESS TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AS THE N-R-A. 3

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