The Trump administration is planning to introduce a bill on Tuesday that would allow the federal government to compel states to create new kinds of gun registration programs.
In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Trump’s top policy adviser, Stephen Miller, said the legislation would “encourage states to strengthen their existing registration programs, as well as provide more flexibility for states to respond to the needs of law-abiding gun owners.”
The bill would also “ensure that those registering firearms are subject to additional background checks,” he wrote.
States have already been forced to create registration programs in the wake of the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub in June 2016.
Miller has previously advocated for new laws that would give gun owners more legal protections.