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Schumer: Bipartisan support for universal background checks after deadly shootings

A day after New York congressmen called for a vote on universal background checks, President Trump said that he would push members of Congress to make that happen.

“I have a lot of influence with a lot of people and I want to convince them to do the right thing,” Trump said.

His remarks came as he departed the White House Wednesday for Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, the scenes of mass shootings over the weekend in which at least 31 people died and more than 50 were wounded.

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep Peter King (R-NY) said there was bipartisan support for the legislation.

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