President Barack Obama is set on signing the “strongest bill” possible on gun control, a White House aide said Sunday amid fears of watered down legislation and the jettisoning of universal background checks.
Congress is due to return from it spring recess on Monday with debate over America’s lax laws on gun ownership high on the agenda.
And with an assault weapons ban seemingly dead in the water, focus is on whether Washington can push through legislation to expand background checks for all firearms purchases.
Although supported by around 90% of Americans, background checks are likely to face fierce opposition from, in the main, Republican lawmakers.
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