Gun Control Proposal Heads To Congress

Via The Washington Examiner:

Senate lawmakers are reviewing a proposal by the White House to expand background checks to all commercial firearm sales.

 The proposal, lawmakers who have viewed it said, is similar to a measure sponsored by Sens. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Joe Manchin of West Virginia that has twice been rejected by the Senate over the past six years, but has gathered new momentum following a string of deadly mass shootings.

The White House draft was written in part by Attorney General William Barr, who is playing a significant role in brokering a deal on gun control legislation that can pass with the necessary bipartisan support in the Senate.

“He is contributing some very thoughtful and creative ideas regarding background checks,” Toomey told the Washington Examiner.