Schumer: Trump’s budget cuts gun background checks

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A local lawmaker says President Donald Trump's budget proposal would make it harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) says the proposed spending plan cuts millions of dollars from existing background check systems.

Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019 was released a week ago, before the shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida.

Schumer says the proposal trims $12 million from federal programs that help states maintain records on who is not eligible to purchase firearms.

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