Senators Propose Expanded Background Checks

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., (left), and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., speak to the press about background checks for gun purchases, in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The two senators are proposing a bipartisan compromise, a proposal to be voted on as an amendment,  that would expand background checks to firearms sales at gun shows and on the Internet.
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( Allison Shelley/Getty Images / April 10, 2013 )

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., (left), and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., speak to the press about background checks for gun purchases, in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The two senators are proposing a bipartisan compromise, a proposal to be voted on as an amendment, that would expand background checks to firearms sales at gun shows and on the Internet.

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