Gun Control: A Capitol Debate

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  • Obama Says
  • Ammunition Background Check
  • Gun Trafficking
  • Assault Weapons Ban
  • School Safety
  • Sounds Like a Threat
  • In the House
  • Like Rwanda?
  • Targeting Mitch McConnell
  • #Nowisthetime
  • Baby Steps
  • The Sandy Hook Factor
  • Down to Basics
  • First Up at Bat

Gun Trafficking

An amendment sponsored by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) prohibits firearms sales to criminals and straw purchases. Anyone who legally buys a firearm on behalf of someone forbidden to own one because of a criminal background or serious mental health issues could face a maximum sentence of 25 years.

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