The new legislation would close some loopholes for background checks.
The Odessa shooter bought his gun from a private seller after failing a federal background check.
The Charleston Shooter Should Never Have Been Able to Get a Gun. Now, Victims' Families Can Sue the Government Over It.
A federal court reversed a ruling that argued the government couldn’t be held responsible for background-check loopholes.
Mitch McConnell indicated background checks are on the table when the Senate reconvenes on Sept. 6
"We saw an empty dormitory that had been made up very nicely. We saw a cafeteria: empty. We saw an auditorium: empty"
From witnesses being able to just avoid the feds until the clock runs out to hamstrung agents and an enraged public, it could get ugly.
The NRA has for months supported most of the gun reforms Trump backed this week.
They will soon be vetted under the same secret criteria used for airline pilots and airport security, including the US government's terrorist watchlists.