Trump says progress being made on gun legislation

Trump says progress being made on gun legislation

Trump says progress being made on gun legislation

Written by Reuters

12 Sep, 2019 | 9:18 am

Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (September 11) progress was being made on gun legislation and he was working to come up with something acceptable to everyone.

A bipartisan group of three U.S. senators on Wednesday said they were attempting to revive legislation that failed in 2013 to close loopholes on the law requiring gun sale background checks, but were awaiting word on whether President Donald Trump will support their effort.

Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Chris Murphy, along with Republican Senator Pat Toomey, told reporters they had a 40-minute telephone conversation with Trump in which the president was engaged on the issue of gun control. They added that they hoped Trump would convey a decision by Thursday.

In December 2012, a shooter killed 26 people, including 20 young children at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

The mass murder sparked a long gun control debate in the U.S. Congress that produced a Manchin-Toomey background check bill in the Senate. Votes on that bill and other gun control measures failed in April 2013.

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