Washington DC –
US President Donald Trump hinted at support for an improved background check for firearms buyers. This was delivered after criticism rained on Trump who was accused of being insensitive when commenting about Florida's brutal shootings.
The brutal shooter, Nikolas Cruz (19), began trial on Monday (17/2) local time on 17 counts of premeditated murder. Cruz, dressed in a red prisoner uniform, kept bowing his head during a procedural trial in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Cruz's brutal shootings at his former school Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida last week sparked protests and calls for change rules of gun ownership in the US.
It is known that Cruz purchased the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, which was used in the shooting, legally in Florida. A number of clues and omens also appeared but the US authorities failed to follow through.
In a recent statement, the White House indicated that Trump supports a bipartisan proposal that regulates reporting more quickly on databases of violations of national law, which would be able to ban a person to buy firearms.
"While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal system of background checks," said White House spokesman Sarah Sanders in a statement.
Regardless, including a broader issue of weapons licensing rules and a debate in the United States. The issue is often associated with the Second Amendment of the US Constitution that protects the right of US citizens to use firearms.
After the brutal shootings at Florida school, Trump only remarked little about the rules of firearms. Instead, he focuses more on the mental issues of the perpetrator. Then after the brutal shootings in Las Vegas killed 58 people in October 2017, Trump just said 'we will discuss the rules of firearms over time'.
(nvc / ita)