President Trump supports effort to improve gun background checks

White House spokesperson, Sarah Sanders said that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases; days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. According to Sanders, Trump made his intention known while speaking with Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, about a bi-partisan bill that he and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy introduced to improve federal compliance with criminal background checks.

Cornyn, of Texas, had complained when introducing the legislation that compliance by agencies was “lousy.” Students from the Florida high school where a former student is accused of murdering 17 people using an assault-style rifle are planning a “March For Our Lives” in Washington on March 24th.