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Gun control must include background checks, Dems tell Trump


September 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress are telling President Donald Trump that any proposal on gun control must include a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases.

In a statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer say they spoke Sunday with President Donald Trump, who may announce as soon as this coming week what measures he supports.

The Democrats say any proposal lacking the House legislation "will not get the job done."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has declined to hold a vote, saying it's not clear Trump wou...

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