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Trump administration, House Freedom Caucus spar over gun control proposals


Added 09-19-19 09:22:06pm EST - “The Trump administration is losing conservative House members on efforts to expand background checks for buying firearms, with Freedom Caucus members rejecting the proposals floated by the attorney general.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Trump administration, House Freedom Caucus spar over gun control proposals ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Trump administration is losing conservative House members on efforts to expand background checks for buying firearms, with Freedom Caucus members rejecting the proposals floated by the attorney general.

The idea of expanding background checks to all commercial sales was a no-go for some conservative lawmakers, who felt it would erode the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

“We’re continuing to work with the administration to find a solution. That particular proposal isn’t something we’d be in favor of,” Rep. Mark Meadows, former chairman of the Freedom Caucus, told The Washington Times. “If they move forward with that plan the Freedom Caucus would not be in support of it.”

Another lawmaker from the group, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, was concerned that President Trump would alienate his base if the administration adopts that approach.

“Don’t jump because the Democrats want you to jump,” he told The Washington Times. “What you ought you to be doing is consciously asking — does this enforce or does this empower law-abiding citizens?”

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