Senate Panel Approves Gun Bill On ‘Straw Purchases’

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved legislation to increase the penalties for illegal “straw purchases” of guns, Politico reported. The bipartisan legislation would ramp up the punishments for people who purchase guns for individuals who are prohibited from owning them. 

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was the only Republican on the committee to support the legislation, which passed on an 11-7 vote.