Gun background check bill likely tabled
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A new bill that is set to introduce universal background checks
on firearm purchasers is expected to be presented to the US Congress.
News about the bill came as Senator Charles Schumer voiced optimism that the Congress
could pass the new legislation, calling it "the sweet spot."
NBC's Meet the Press on January 20, Schumer said he is the author of a bill on
universal background checks and revealed he expected
lawmakers to show broad support for the measure.
think this is the best chance we have of getting something done and I
think you're going to have much broader support than you'd ever
imagine," Schumer said.
The bill is in line with the sweeping gun-violence reduction plan that
The president also
called on Congress to give the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) $10
million to study gun violence, and possible links to video games and
The plans follow nation-wide
sparked by the tragic
Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooting claimed the lives of 27 people, 20 of them children.