Updated at 11:58 a.m. ET
President Trump on Friday indicated that he supported new legislation on "intelligent" background checks for gun purchases after recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
"On background checks, we have tremendous support for really common-sense, sensible, important background checks," Trump told reporters at the White House.
The president said the issue "isn't a question of NRA, Republican or Democrat," and added that he had spoken with the head of the National Rifle Association.