Senate committee approves bill to cut down gun trafficking

Updated: Thursday, March 7 2013, 09:17 PM EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Senate committee just approved a bill that would create stiff penalties for illegally trafficking guns.

In an 11-7 vote, the committee approved the measure, which would create penalties of up to 25 years in prison for people who buy guns for others, who then use the weapons to commit a crime.

The committee is also considering bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines.
Senate committee approves bill to cut down gun trafficking
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