TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

House gets 10 new gun control bills

Daily Photo Galleries

By USA Today
Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, 8:44 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — Ten bills dealing with gun control were among the first introduced in the 113th Congress, according to a review of documents filed on the first day of the session.

All but two of the measures introduced by House lawmakers on Thursday advocated for more restrictions on firearms and were pushed by Democrats.

Freshman Republican Reps. Steve Stockman of Texas and Thomas Massie of Kentucky introduced bills to implement plans closer to that of the National Rifle Association, calling for the removal of “gun-free school zones.”

Gun regulation foes have argued that trained armed staff or security personnel could prevent school shootings like the one that killed 26 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The remaining eight bills advocate more restrictions and tougher laws for those who sell, own or want to own firearms.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., reintroduced a package of bills that includes language to strengthen background checks, bans on high-capacity magazine clips and Internet purchases of ammunition.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Foster children become focus of California schools
  2. Testimony sheds some light on Benghazi attacks
  3. ATF hamstrung by data lag, staffing levels, government review finds
  4. Ventura chokes up, denies SEAL bar fight
  5. Avian fossil’s wingspan sets prehistoric record
  6. Obama toughens stance on deporting youngsters
  7. Calif. teacher tenure ruling spurs other states to sue
  8. Visitor trapped in Chicago jail feared death
  9. End near for Trump Plaza casino
  10. Education chief draws fire from teachers union
  11. Lone Ranger costume fetches $195K at auction
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.