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Federal Gun Control Legislation (2013)

Gun show checkup: Their Take

Gun show checkup: Their Take

Gun show checkups That states and towns are moving quickly to remove Confederate battle flags in the wake of the Charleston, S.C., murders is remarkable and positive. But can the country go from symbol to substance to reduce violence? U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., aim to find out. The two are looking for ways to renew their failed effort to expand background checks on gun purchases. The two lawmakers proposed the bill in 2013 in response to the massacre ... at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. The Manchin-Toomey amendment was a modest proposal. Criminal background checks are only required on gun purchases from federally licensed gun dealers. The...