Toomey and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told reporters Wednesday that they have reached an agreement with Sens. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on the legislation, which would expand background checks to cover firearm sales at gun shows and over the Internet.
The push for new measures to reduce gun violence was sparked by the December shooting in Newtown, Conn., which Manchin said “changed us all.”
“This amendment won’t ease the pain… but nobody here, not one of us in this great capital of ours in good conscious could sit by and not try to prevent a day like that from happening again,” he said.
Those laws are already in place in Colorado, and had no impact on James Holmes. Lanza did not purchase the handguns he used. The law is useless.
law enforcement officials told NBC News that Lanza had four handguns while he stalked the halls of Sandy Hook
Sandy Hook would have been prevented by a security guard, and the senators have done nothing to fix that problem.