Sunday, January 6, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer are advocating legislation to crack down on gun trafficking and tighten background checks.
The senators signaled their support in a letter to Vice President Joe Biden, who President Barack Obame put in charge of a working group to offer recommendations after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that killed 20 children and six adults.
In a letter to fellow Democrat Biden released Sunday, New York's two senators argue for a bill that would make it illegal to traffic or assist in the trafficking of a firearm.
They also want a bill that would require states to send records on felons, drug abusers, the seriously mentally to the federal system for background checks on gun buyers.