Senate committee approves gun trafficking bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved stiff federal penalties for illegally trafficking guns.
It's the first vote in Congress to curb firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.
The bill is sponsored by committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont. It would create penalties of up to 25 years in prison for people who buy guns for others who use them in a crime.
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