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  • Senators delay consideration of gun legislation (D.C.)

    03/01/2013 1:01:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 28, 2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    Senators postponed consideration of legislation limiting gun violence for at least a week Thursday as members of both parties said they wanted more time to review the bills and potentially propose amendments. The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled the meeting to begin considering four bills sponsored by Democrats to expand the nation’s background check program for gun sales, make gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time, bolster school security programs and ban hundreds of military-style assault weapons and parts. The decision by to postpone consideration of the bills is typical and usually occurs when the committee is considering bills...