Schumer: Trump budget would ‘cripple’ gun background checks

Schumer: Trump budget would ‘cripple’ gun background checks
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday called a White House budget proposal to reduce funding for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) “downright dangerous” following recent mass shootings.

“While we are in dire need of an even stronger background check system in this country, like one that closes the Gun Show Loophole, the White House’s proposal would hurt one of the only firewalls we have in place to stop dangerous people from legally purchasing guns,” Schumer said in a statement.

Schumer said the recently released

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