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Senate panel passes background checks for gun owners

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Jackie Kucinich
USA Today [1]
March 12, 2013

WASHINGTON – A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a bill enhancing background checks on prospective gun owners, but the measure is expected to be retooled to get bipartisan support on the floor.

The measure by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., passed on a party-line 10-8 vote in the Judiciary Commitee. Schumer said he is working with Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., to change the bill.

The legislation is one of several bills being considered by the Judiciary Committee, all aimed at addressing mass shootings like the one at a Connecticut elementary school that left 20 children and six adults dead on Dec. 14.

Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said he expects the panel to move three measures by the end of the week, including a proposed ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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[1] USA Today: http://www.freep.com/usatoday/article/1981143

[2] Gun talks hit a snag in Senate over universal background checks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gun-talks-hit-a-snag-in-senate-over-universal-background-checks.html

[3] Senators near a deal on background checks for most private gun sales: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senators-near-a-deal-on-background-checks-for-most-private-gun-sales.html

[4] Sen. Schumer: Universal background checks are ‘sweet spot’ for gun safety: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sen-schumer-universal-background-checks-are-%e2%80%98sweet-spot%e2%80%99-for-gun-safety.html

[5] California Senate Approves Background Checks, Permits and Fees for Ammunition Purchases: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-senate-approves-background-checks-permits-and-fees-for-ammunition-purchases.html

[6] FBI: Record number of gun background checks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-record-number-of-gun-background-checks.html

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