Senate panels OKs broad background checks for gun buys
By David Sherfinski, The Washington Times, Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would require near-universal background checks on all gun sales — a measure that will likely change before the full chamber votes as its Democratic sponsor hunts for bipartisan support.
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Judiciary approves gun background checks
By JOHN BRESNAHAN | 3/12/13 10:55 AM EDT Updated: 3/12/13 12:31 PM EDT
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a Democratic bill calling for background checks on all gun sales, which could potentially lead to the biggest change in U.S. gun laws in years.
But the likelihood of the full Senate approving such a bill is slim because of objections from Republicans.
The bill was approved on a 10-8 party-line vote and mandates background checks on all gun purchases and sales, including private transactions. State governments will also be able to tap into a national criminal background check system.
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