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>> So there's a lot that we have to look at.>> The national debate over guns in the wake of the Parkland Massacre has now landed on Capitol Hill. House Speaker, Paul Ryan, on Tuesday, pushing tougher background checks to get a gun.>> We should be focusing on making sure that citizens who should not get guns in the first place, don't get those guns.
>> Student survivors from Stoneman Douglas High School have rallied the public and put pressure on politicians to defy the National Riffle Association and work for tougher gun laws. President Donald Trump, an NRA supporter, has taken up the call for action.>> We have to straighten it out.>> But it's unclear how far Republicans are willing to go.
Andy Sullivan is following the story.>> Ryan made clear, he's not gonna act on two of Trump's biggest ideas. One is raising the age limit. Right now, teenagers can buy assault rifles. Trump wants to raise that minimum purchase age to 21. Ryan says that's not gonna happen. The other is this notion of arming teachers, which is something the NRA supports, a lot of conservatives like this idea as well.
But Ryan made clear that the House is not gonna vote on this legislation, saying that this is an idea that can be handled at the state and local level.>> Mr. Kane.>> The bill given the best chance is called Fix NICS. It's a bipartisan effort to fix loopholes in a federal database called the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS.
Problems with NICS are blamed for letting a Texas man with a domestic abuse record buy the gun used in a church shooting last June that killed 26.>> But we have come together->> The Republican co-sponsor of the Fix NICS bill, Senator John Cornyn, wants to vote on it now.
But Democrats who supported, including minority leader, Chuck Schumer, say it's useless unless it is part of a larger package of gun controls.>> If we only pass Fix NICS, we'll be right back here after the next shooting in nearly the same place.>> It's obvious, we can't trust the federal process.
>> Meanwhile, Florida's Republican Governor, Rick Scott, has shown some states are willing to go further, pushing to raise the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21. That is already making its way through the legislature as the state remains traumatized from the shooting that left 17 students and teachers dead.