WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIAT) – A deal is in place on a new piece of gun control legislation.
Democrats and republicans announced a new background check proposal on Wednesday.
Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Patrick Toomey brokered the deal that expands background checks to include sales made at gun shows and over the internet.
The background checks could help police track future gun crimes.
Some republicans are vowing to block any gun control legislation – including the expansion background checks.
“The atrocities that happened in Connecticut were done with guns that were purchased by someone who went through a background check,” Republican Senator James Risch of Idaho said.
The legislation breakthrough comes nearly four months after the tragic mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
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