Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News 
Jan 7, 2013
Newly elected Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota said on ABC News’ “This Week ” today that the gun-control proposals under consideration in the Obama White House are “way in extreme” and are “not going to pass” in Congress.
The Washington Post reported  on Sunday that a group of administration officials being led by Vice President Joe Biden is crafting a set of gun-control proposals to present to President Barack Obama this month. According to the Post, the proposals “would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors.”