Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer in a new political stunt to play on people’s emotions is warning that President Trump’s budget will “cripple” gun background checks
The Hill reported: 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.
The budget proposal could create loopholes that allow dangerous individuals to legally buy weapons, Schumer argued.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, faces 17 counts of premeditated murder after he allegedly opened fire at the school last Wednesday, killing 17 and wounding more than a dozen others. He reportedly used an AR-15 that he was able to purchase legally.
H/T The Hill