The bipartisan bill calls for a fix to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in hopes of keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
The legislation, which was introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Murphy in November, would create a new "Domestic Abuse and Violence Prevention Initiative," report federal agencies that fail to enter anyone who should be prohibited from firearm purchase into the system and "establish new measures to verify the accuracy of existing records already uploaded into the system."
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had spoken to Cornyn about his proposed legislation and that "while discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system."
The president's support doesn't mean the bill will pass, however: Just last year, congressional Republicans voted to roll back Obama-era legislation that required the Social Security Administration to enter information about individuals with mental illness into the system.
We need to urge our Senators to push for this common sense fix to NICS.