Trump Asks Murphy to Help Draft ‘Comprehensive’ Gun Bill

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Trump Asks Murphy to Help Draft ‘Comprehensive’ Gun Bill

By Ana Radelat /

Washington – President Donald Trump on Feb. 28 said he wanted Sen. Chris Murphy to join three Senate colleagues – John Cornyn, R-Texas; Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., in drafting a “comprehensive” gun bill that is “very powerful” on expansion of the FBI background check system for gun buyers. 

“We are determined to turn grief into action,” Trump said at a White House gathering with lawmakers to discuss ways to combat gun violence. 

Trump has been considering changes to gun laws, pressured by a wave of student activism after 17 people were shot to death at a high school in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. 

On Feb. 28, he invited Murphy, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, and 15 other lawmakers to a lively discussion at the White House on how to prevent gun violence. 

Besides endorsing legislation that would expand FBI background checks to include all sales by individuals at gun shows and over the internet, the president said he’d also back raising the minimum purchase age for rifles to 21. 

Trump said he wanted a “beautiful” and “comprehensive” bill that would…TO READ MORE CLICK HERE

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March 7, 2018

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