A bipartisan group of United States senators yesterday said they would try to revive a failed 2013 bill to close loopholes on the law requiring gun sale background checks, but were awaiting word on whether President Donald Trump will support their effort.
Chris Murphy, D-Conn, while discussing gun control questions Wednesday said he told the president that it's important, though, not to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, and he said Trump agrees.
Over in the House, No. 2 Democrat Steny Hoyer of Maryland said the chamber would vote in October on a red flag bill aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of mentally ill people or those convicted of hate crimes, along with legislation to ban high capacity gun magazines.
Scores of the nation's top CEOs are urging the Republican-controlled Senate to take action to curtail gun violence after the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen.
"We're going to take a look at a lot of different things and we'll be reporting back in a fairly short period of time", Trump said.
"We implore you to seize this moment when your leadership and influence over Republicans in Congress on the issue of guns is so critical", the pair said.
"We have finished it", Pelosi said. Although senators are talking with the White House this week, the Trump administration previously issued a veto threat for the bills. They added that they hoped Trump would convey a decision by Thursday.More news: Hundreds of Nigerians board plane to leave South Africa
"Thousands of people, thousands of children have died since Sen". With Congress back in session this week, Republicans and Democrats have been pointing fingers, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accusing Democrats of engaging in "theatrics", and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warning that "people are dying" while Senate Republicans refuse to act.
"The president has been very thoughtful, he's called me, we've had a number of discussions, he's very interested", Toomey said.
The White House has been in talks with a bipartisan group of senators on a series of gun-related measures, including a background check bill, as well as others measures that might be more palatable to the National Rifle Association.
"If you don't think that's going to cause a significant amount of problems when you are actually on the ground ... you're nuts", Armstrong said.More news: Explosion hits US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary
Manchin and Toomey teamed up six years ago with a gun background check bill.
"Background checks on all gun sales are a common-sense solution with overwhelming public support and are a critical step toward stemming the gun violence epidemic in this country", the letter continued.
The Kentucky Republican said the White House's Eric Ueland briefed senators on the topic at their weekly lunch Tuesday.More news: UK Conservatives retain large lead over Labour