President Trump supports increasing background checks for gun purchases

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Parents and teachers joined teenagers in laying at the gates of the White House on Monday local time in protest over United States gun laws they say allowed a 19-year-old man to kill 17 people in a school shooting in Florida.

On Monday, White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah indicated in a statement that Trump was open to making changes to the background check system.

The bill would penalize federal agencies that fail to provide the necessary records and reward states that comply with federal grant preferences and other incentives. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, about a bipartisan bill created to strengthen the Federal Bureau of Investigation database of prohibited gun buyers.

The students, with Teens for Gun Reform, took turns lying down for three minutes to symbolize "how quickly" the organization says suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz could have legally purchased the gun he allegedly used to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on February 14.

Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, Trump said he has directed the Justice Department to propose a law to make the accessories illegal, the BBC reported.

"In terms of whether or not we make that federal policy, that is something that has not yet been determined", Sanders continued.

Trump will meet with parents, students and teachers who survived earlier shootings tomorrow and with police later this week to discuss the February 14 attack, Sanders said.

The sources also told The Post that Trump canvassed the opinion of his guests at the exclusive resort, asking whether he should take a stand on gun control in the wake of the massacre. "We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around", said Cameron Kasky, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas high student who survived last week's shooting.

When asked if new gun laws are needed, Trump walked away without answering. Donald Trump said that maybe they would've been able to avoid the attack if they didn't spend so much time investigating the supposed Russian interference in the results of the presidential campaign.

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