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House panel plans action on gun background check bill next week

House panel plans action on gun background check bill next weekThe panel will mark up the bill, known as the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, on Feb. 13 and send it to the House floor for a vote, committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told a news conference. “It’s finally time for action in Congress,” Nadler said. “This bill will close the loopholes that have allowed felons, domestic violence abusers and other prohibited persons to purchase guns through private sales.” The bill would require background checks for all firearm sales and most firearm transfers.



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'Come together': US Dems introduce gun background check bill

'Come together': US Dems introduce gun background check billDemocrats unveiled landmark gun safety legislation Tuesday five days after regaining the US House majority, seeking swift action on a measure to expand background checks on firearm sales. A similar bill was introduced last year by Democrats, but Republican leaders declined to bring it to a vote. The new bill — which has the backing of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived being shot in the head eight years ago to the day and is now one of the nation’s leading gun control advocates — has a handful of Republican co-sponsors, and is likely to pass the chamber.



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FBI Director Wray says Kavanaugh background investigation was ‘limited in scope’

FBI Director Wray says Kavanaugh background investigation was ‘limited in scope’When asked by Sen. Kamala Harris, FBI Director Christopher Wray tells a Senate committee that the background investigation into sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was “limited in scope” as directed by the White House, but that limit was “consistent with the standard process for such investigations.”



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Florida Stopped Background Checks On Concealed Weapon Permits For A Year: Report

Florida Stopped Background Checks On Concealed Weapon Permits For A Year: ReportFor over a year, Florida allowed citizens to obtain concealed weapon permits



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Trump Gun Proposal Probably Won't Include Universal Background Checks

Trump Gun Proposal Probably Won't Include Universal Background ChecksLess than two weeks ago, at a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers at the White House, Trump expressed support for the idea. White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah shied away from an embrace of that position during an appearance Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” His backtracking was consistent with Wall Street Journal reporting from Saturday and what many skeptics had predicted. Host Jon Karl reminded Shah of what Trump had said at the Feb. 28 meeting ― in particular, the president’s support for universal background checks.



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Full Massie: Putting 'Lipstick on a Pig' to Increase Background Checks

Full Massie: Putting 'Lipstick on a Pig' to Increase Background ChecksRep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) appears on Meet the Press for an exclusive interview to call for an end to gun-free zones around schools.



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Full Klobuchar: Rural Voters 'Ready to do Some Background Checks'

Full Klobuchar: Rural Voters 'Ready to do Some Background Checks'In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) says that she would like to see Sen. Toomey's background check legislation come up for a vote.



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Poll Finds Near-Universal Support For Gun Background Checks

Poll Finds Near-Universal Support For Gun Background ChecksA new poll from Quinnipiac University has found the highest support it’s ever surveyed for universal background checks for firearms purchases, with nearly 100 percent of those polled supporting the gun control measure.



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Trump Open To Improving Gun Background Check System, White House Says

Trump Open To Improving Gun Background Check System, White House SaysPresident Donald Trump is “is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system” for gun purchases, a White House spokesperson said Monday.



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Trump, Republicans voice support for federal background checks on guns

Trump, Republicans voice support for federal background checks on gunsThe proposal would force federal agencies to improve their reporting of things like criminal convictions to make sure they come up on gun background checks. It would not have stopped the Florida shooter.



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