Senators reach bipartisan deal on background checks for gun sales in wake of Newtown

Organizers say their goal is to get illegal

Organizers say their goal is to get illegal weapons off the streets without any questions asked. (April 10, 2013 6:37 PM)

Two senators today announced a bipartisan deal to expand background checks for gun sales.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA) say their plan would keep firearms out of the hands of convicted criminals and the mentally ill.

The changes would include required background checks for all commercial firearm sales, including those at gun shows and online. Those sales would...

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