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Trump insists US has ‘very strong’ gun background checks

President Donald Trump is insisting that the U.S. already has "very, very strong background checks" for gun purchases. It's the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby.

Trump insists he and GOP want stronger gun background checks

President Donald Trump is insisting that he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell want to "do something" to strengthen the nation's firearm background check system in the wake of two mass shootings earlier this month.

Republican Ohio governor urges gun sale background checks after shooting

Gov. Mike DeWine said Ohio needs to do more while balancing people's rights to own firearms and have due process during a press conference Tuesday.

Trump says he wants stronger gun checks but gives no details

President Donald Trump on Monday condemned weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio as "barbaric" attacks and crimes "against all humanity" as he called for bipartisan cooperation to strengthen the nation's gun laws.

Gun background check system riddled with flaws

Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation's gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people.
Emergency workers respond to a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, TX, on Nov. 5, 2017. ( KSAT) Erica Hernandez

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system.

Expanding gun background checks to get hearing this summer

The Senate's judiciary chairman is pledging to hold a hearing this summer on legislation extending the allowed time for background checks on gun sales.

Atlanta council to consider airport’s plan to regulate Uber

Atlanta's city council is expected to consider a plan for Uber and other ride-booking services to operate at the airport under certain conditions.

Public criminal search upgrade operating in all 100 counties

Public access of criminal records at courthouses across North Carolina is now easier with a modernized search system running in all 100 counties.

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