New reports from NBC News affirm that President Trump has come out in favor of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act. The purpose of this legislation is to increase background checks for persons who seek to purchase guns.
A Statement from the White House
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders delivered the hereinafter remarks hours ago:
“The President spoke to Senator Cornyn on Friday about the bipartisan bill he and Sen. Murphy introduced to improve Federal Compliance with Criminal Background check Legislation. While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.”
Further Intel Regarding the NICS Legislation
The success of the NICS Act would slightly alter the state of background checks. Firstly, state and federal agencies would face stronger pressure to enter the data of persons barred from purchasing guns into the federal system. However, the President’s support does not come without certain stipulations. The aforementioned legislation may require certain alterations before it can earn the votes and signature of the GOP and President Trump.