President Trump and a bipartisan group of senators may be closing in on an agreement.
In the wake of a high school shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida last week, lawmakers are considering a bill to bolster current laws that have failed to prevent people with criminal backgrounds from buying firearms.

President Trump gave the measure his endorsement Monday morning. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump had spoken to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Friday about a bipartisan bill the Texas Republican had introduced alongside Sen. Chris Murphy last winter after a church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas that left 26 people dead.