WASHINGTON — A Senate panel today approved two gun-control measures, but postponed action on a proposed ban on assault weapons and a limit on high-capacity ammunition magazines.
A bill that would enhance background checks on prospective gun owners passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line, 10-8 vote. Another measure to improve safety at schools passed on a 14-4 vote.
All of the legislation is aimed at addressing mass shootings like the one at a Connecticut elementary school that left 20 children and six adults dead on Dec. 14. Read More