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Trump Says He’s ‘All In Favor’ Of Background Checks For Weapons

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President Donald Trump said he is “all in favor” of requiring background checks for gun purchases during a Wednesday press pool on the White House lawn.

“I’m looking to do background checks. I think background checks are important. I don’t want to put guns into the hands of mentally unstable or people with rage or hate, sick people. I’m all in favor of it,” Trump told reporters.

“There’s a great appetite — and I mean a very strong appetite — for background checks, and I think we can bring up background checks like we’ve never had before. I think both Republicans and Democrats are getting close to a bill. They’re doing something on background checks.”

Trump’s comments come following three mass shootings across the country in just one week. A shooting in Gilroy, California, on July 28 killed three and injured 15; a shooting in El Paso, Texas, killed 22 and injured 26 on Aug. 4; and a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine and injured 26.

Following the El Paso shooting, Trump tweeted in part, “Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks.”

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The president previously said he was in favor of background checks after the Parkland, Florida, shooting in Feb. 2018, but year later in Feb. 2019, he threatened to veto House-passed bill H.R. 8, which would require background checks for most gun purchases.

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