Trump Supports Tightening Background Inspection of Firearms Buyers

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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'.

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Trump Supports Background Inspection of Stronger Arms Buyers

The White House on Monday said President Donald Trump supported efforts to tighten the background check on firearms buyers after the massacre at a high school in Florida last week that killed 17.

White House spokesman Sarah Sanders said Trump last week spoke to Republican Republican senator John Cornyn about his bipartisan legislation with the Democratic senator from the Connecticut faction Chris Murphy, long-known as an anti-firearm activist, to revise the terms of the background check. The revision is still negotiable

Nikolas Cruz – a 19-year-old boy who, according to police, claimed to have shot 14 students and three adults at a school in Parkland, Florida, where he was expelled last year – could buy an AR-15 assault rifle to commit the massacre after being passed a background check.

Cruz, dressed in a red jail suit, was presented Monday in court when his lawyers discussed procedural matters in the case of his premeditated murder.

In Washington, members of Congress from the Democratic faction called for tighter control of firearms ownership, although members of the Republican faction opposed it by saying it violated the Second Amendment to the American Constitution which he said guaranteed the possession of firearms. The Cornyn-Murphy Act has attracted support from members of Democratic and Republican factions, although attempts to pass the rules on firearms are often stalled due to political differences in Congress.

This move will not impose new restrictions for the purchase of firearms, but seeks to ensure that information about mental health records and criminal records of a potential firearm shooter is consistently sent to the Criminal Background Direct Inspection System. In the past American police learned that a person who fired a blind shot should not be allowed to buy firearms because of mental health problems or criminal lawsuits, but the information was never passed on to the national document archive.

Unlike many proposals for gun control, the Association The US NRA – which dominates the lobby of firearms in America – supports the revision of the background check system. The rule of law calls for a system of incentives and penalties to encourage government agencies across the United States to report information about people with mental health or criminal background.

There is an important mistake in monitoring Cruz's behavior. The FBI admitted to not following up on hints on him on January 5, when someone close to Cruz contacted the FBI and said the teenager "possessed a gun, intended to kill people, had unstable behavior and disruptive messages on social media; also has the potential to do shootings at school. "

Trump's support for improving the background check system came after the White House had earlier said that the president would hold what he called a" meeting session to hear complaints "of high school students and teachers on Wednesday, though not detailing it. [em/ii]

Modi Supports Independent Palestinian State

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed support for an independent Palestinian state and hopes for a restoration of peace in the region while visiting Ramallah.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calls on India to support multinational efforts to help negotiations Israeli-Palestinian peace in the future.

Modi's three-hour visit, Saturday (10/2), to Ramallah was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister. The visit was seen as an attempt by India to balance its growing relationship with Israel.

Abbas said the Palestinians are ready to hold dialogue with Israel, and expect India's support in encouraging further peace talks. "The establishment of a multilateral mechanism through international peace conventions is the best way to mediate such negotiations," he said.

After US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel late last year, Abbas sought international support for a number of European and The Middle East could be involved as a mediator between Palestine and Israe. But so far no country has made any commitments.

After holding talks with Abbas, Modi said he has given the Palestinian leader a guarantee that "India is bound by a promise to take care of the interests of the Palestinian people, and India hopes Palestine can become a free country with ways of peace. " [ii]

Myanmar Advisory Council Supports Return of Rohingya Refugees

New Advisory Council created to advise Myanmar in the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis supports the government's plan to accept Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar. They were brought to brief review of shelters after the abrupt resignation of former US ambassador to the United States Bill Richardson.

Richardson, speaking to VOA by telephone from the United States, said he supported the UN statement that the refugees' return too without access to refugee bodies and independent observers, who can assess local circumstances and enable refugees in Bangladesh to make their home choice based on correct information.

Former governor of New Mexico, USA and supporter since Myanmar's pro-democracy movement Wednesday resigned from a panel set up by State Aung San Suu Kyi to help implement the recommendations of the previous commission, led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, for a long-term settlement for kriris Rohingya.

Immediately after the recommendation was preached in August, the Rohingya militant attack caused the army to carry out a scorched earth act called by the United Nations and Western countries of ethnic cleansing. More than 680,000 Rohingyas have since fled to Bangladesh, joining more than 85,000 people who took refuge in military action the previous year.

A spokesman for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Adrian Edwards said Tuesday "the necessary safeguards for refugees go home is not there, "with the help of restrictions on aid and access to the media and refugees who continue to flock to Bangladesh. [gp]

Amid Critics of the FBI, Trump Supports Director Wray

The White House has expressed confidence in the Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray following Wray's report threatening to resign rather than obediently to pressure from President Donald Trump to dismiss his deputy, Andrew McCabe.

"The president has full confidence in Director Wray. The President put him there for some reason and he judged Wray right to lead the body. And Wray does his job well, and the president is happy he is there, "White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told VOA.

The Axios news website reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, at Trump's insistence, pressed Wray to dismiss McCabe and other members of the aides team of former FBI director James Comey, amid allegations that senior FBI officials have political prejudices in their professional work.

Axios notes that such dismissals could create a stir, and the White House reportedly relented after Wray

Trump has written several times that express his disagreement with McCabe, and he says McCabe's wife received a $ 700,000 campaign donation from what he called "Clinton dolls" when McCabe's wife campaigned in Virginia as Democrat. [ps]