US President Donald Trump (seen with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on February 12) has signalled support for a bipartisan effort to improve background checks for gun purchases in the wake of the Florida school shooting. Photo: AFP

Trump supports improved background checks for gun purchases after Florida school shooting

Trump has backed a 2017 bipartisan bill aimed at improving national background checks; he has not supported new legislation

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US President Donald Trump (seen with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on February 12) has signalled support for a bipartisan effort to improve background checks for gun purchases in the wake of the Florida school shooting. Photo: AFP
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