Trump: Dems want to ‘take away’ guns for everyone
The President wants Democrats to take away guns from everyone to make it easier to fight crime.
The White House on Thursday outlined the proposal to expand background checks to all gun purchases.
In an effort to curb gun violence, the President proposed expanding background checks for all gun sales.
But many gun owners are concerned about who will get those checks and how they will be conducted.
The President’s plan would require a background check of any sale.
But he would also allow people who have been convicted of felonies to purchase firearms, as long as they are not prohibited by state laws.
Democrats have vowed to fight to protect gun rights.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that gun control advocates should focus on reducing gun violence.
“Gun violence is not an American issue,” she said.
“It is a crisis for every American.
It is a tragedy for our country.
We are working every day to protect our communities and to reduce gun violence.”
Rep. John Lewis (D) called on Congress to pass legislation that would provide more protections for gun owners.
“We must take action to reduce violence in our communities, including by strengthening gun rights protections and by making it easier for people to purchase a firearm,” Lewis said in a statement.
Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) and Adam Schiff (D), who heads the House intelligence committee, said Thursday they are drafting a bill that would require background checks on all gun transactions.
Lawmakers will also take a look at how gun violence can be reduced in other ways, including expanding the use of technology, such as a universal background check system, to prevent mass shootings, Collins said.