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Trump Gun Proposal Probably Won’t Include Universal Background Checks:One of President Donald Trump’s top spokesmen on Sunday all but confirmed that the White House would not include universal background checks in its proposal for reducing gun violence. Less than two weeks ago, at a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers at the White House, Trump expressed support for the idea.Related Searches Universal Background ChecksTrump Gun Background ChecksNRA Background ChecksTrump GunTrump Gun LawsWhite House deputy press secretary Raj Shah shied away from an embrace of that position during an appearance Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” His backtracking was consistent with Wall Street Journal reporting from Saturday and what many skeptics had predicted.Host Jon Karl reminded Shah of what Trump had said at the Feb. 28 meeting ― in particular, the president’s support for universal background checks.“I was in the room when he was negotiating with congressional leaders,” Karl said.  “He … made it very clear that he favors universal background checks on all gun purchases.”Karl then asked it that would be part of the administration’s legislative recommendations to Congress“Well, improving the background check system is going to be a big component of…” Shah said, before Karl interrupted him.“He didn’t say improving, he said making them universal,” Karl said.“I understand, but I’m saying improving background checks from the ‘Fix NICS’ legislation” would be part of the proposal, as well as other measures, Shah said.NICS is the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which is already in place.

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