WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the Senate's leading gun control proponents says he is pleased that President Donald Trump expressed support for expanded background checks and other measures during a bipartisan meeting at the White House.
But Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut says he is "worried that this was the beginning and the end of the president's advocacy on this issue."
Murphy, who has long pushed for stronger gun control, says the question now is whether Trump will follow through on ideas expressed at Wednesday's meeting. He says if Trump sends a proposal to Congress "and sends his people up here to forcefully lobby for universal background checks, they will pass."
If such a proposal fails, Murphy says the blame will go to the White House and Republicans in Congress.