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Comey Agrees With Democrat On Push For Universal Background Checks

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Kerry Picket Political Reporter

WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey appeared to align himself Wednesday with pro-gun control lawmakers on the issue of universal background checks.

FBI Director James Comey testified on Capitol Hill before the Senate Judiciary Committee on a range of issues from the Clinton email server scandal to the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

One Democratic official decided to use his time to ask Comey his opinion on gun violence.

“Would you agree that universal background checks would help with law enforcement and prevention of gun violence?” asked Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal asked at a Judiciary Committee hearing.

“The more able we are to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and spouse abusers the better. So the more information we have, the better from a law enforcement perspective,” Comey responded.

“I’ll take that as a yes,” Blumenthal replied.

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