President backs gun legislation bill co-sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn

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Bump stocks have only been a factor in one of the many high-profile mass shootings in recent years: last year's massacre in Las Vegas, now the deadliest in American history. "We must do more to protect our children".

The US Congress is deadlocked on the gun debate, accomplishing nothing since the October shooting in Vegas.

In the aftermath of the tragic school shooting in Parkland that claimed 17 lives, President Donald Trump appeared to be mulling over the possibility of gun control and spent his lavish weekend at the West Palm Beach resort seeking counsel on the matter from his most trusted advisors - his Mar-a-Lago Club members.

In a statement quoted by various USA media outlets, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: "The president spoke to Senator Cornyn on Friday about the bipartisan bill he and Senator Murphy introduced to improve federal compliance with criminal background check legislation". John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen.

"The NRA believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations", NRA leaders Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox said last October, shortly after the Las Vegas shooting.

The main action Trump has taken on guns has been to sign a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule created to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people.

Within days of the attack, the National Rifle Association said that such devices "should be subject to additional regulation". It would reportedly improve federal compliance with criminal background checks, according to Sanders.

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It was introduced after the United States air force failed to report the criminal history of a gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church. On Monday, a group of teens called "Teens for Gun Reform" participated in a "lie-in" outside of the White House.

As for President Trump responding to what has happened in Florida, he is planning a "listening session" this week, to hear from students and teachers on guns, and he will meet with state and local officials to talk about school safety.

Trump said, addressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Some lawmakers, including the most powerful congressional Republican, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, said they had never heard of the device until the Las Vegas massacre.

A DRIVER for the White House press pool was briefly detained yesterday after a firearm was found in his personal baggage as he tried to enter a secured area, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing a statement from the US Secret Service.

The briefing is Sanders' first in a week, after the White House cancelled a Valentine's Day briefing, citing the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. "Words are one thing, Mr. President, but we need meaningful action".

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