Pelosi: Trump says we're 'getting close' to gun proposal

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSchumer calls on Trump to testify as part of impeachment inquiry Sunday shows — Spotlight shifts to Sondland ahead of impeachment inquiry testimony Perception won't be reality, once AI can manipulate what we see MORE (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE told her earlier in the day that they are "getting close" to a proposal on reducing gun violence in response to a string of mass shootings over the summer.

During an interview at the Atlantic Festival, Pelosi said Trump had called her earlier Tuesday morning and that the pair discussed gun violence.
 
"He said that we were getting close to a solution," Pelosi said, though she did not elaborate on any further details.
 
Pelosi's brief comments on the issue came during an interview that focused primarily on growing calls from House Democrats to impeach Trump.
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Dozens of House Democrats, including many in swing districts who had long resisted impeachment, have said that allegations that Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report Biden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Impeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP MORE would be impeachable.
 
Pelosi declined to say during the interview if she agrees, but she is expected to make an announcement after a 4 p.m. meeting with House Democrats.
 
Democrats have been pushing the GOP-controlled Senate to take up legislation they passed earlier this year to expand background checks for gun purchases to include private sales. 
 
 
"We know that to save as many lives as possible, the Senate must pass this bill and the president must sign it," Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement.
 
Pelosi and Schumer added that they promised Trump they'd join him for a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden if he endorses the bill, but so far there's been little movement in the Senate.
 
The White House last week floated a proposal to expand background checks, but Senate Republicans didn't rush to endorse it. Trump also has yet to endorse the proposal.
 
The memo proposed expanding background checks to all advertised commercial sales, including sales at gun shows.