Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) appreciate Trump’s action to enhance gun control measures. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump made a few remarks at a White House meeting with lawmakers, in which he embraced gun control measures, were “very encouraging.”
The Senators stated, “What we heard from the president today was very encouraging. His desire for a comprehensive approach to strengthening the background check system, and specifically using Manchin-Toomey as the foundation, would achieve our shared goal of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, the dangerously mentally ill, and terrorists while respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.”
On a previous occasion, both senators, Manchin and Toomey, were supportive of the measure that was directed towards strengthening background checks when it comes to gun purchases. However, the bill repeatedly failed in the Senate.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, in which he embraced gun control processes that previously were long been opposed by Republican politicians as well as the National Rifle Association.
Further to this, Trump wanted the lawmakers to act quickly as the pressure mounts to implement safer gun control measures. He suggested that they should start with the proposal put forward by Manchin and Toomey.
Trump said in a statement, “It would be so beautiful if we could have one bill everybody could support.”
For long, the debate over gun control was nowhere near to take place. However, it re-emerged due to a recent mass shooting incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman opened fire. Nearly 17 people died where 14 were declared injured.
However, President Trump believes that the background checks will not pass ‘ever’ if a concealed carry is attached.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump did not show support for a proposal put forward by GOP lawmakers, in which it asked to attach a concealed carry measure to background checks legislation. Trump said that it would “never” pass.
Rep. Steve Scalise (La.) who is also the No. 3 House Republican offered this proposal to President Trump, during a lawmakers meeting at the White House.