Senate set to vote on gun legislation
Updated: Wednesday, April 17 2013, 09:11 AM EDT
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Gun control legislation will be taking center stage Wednesday in Washington.
The Senate is set to vote on a bipartisan plan for expanding background checks to more gun buyers.
The bill is facing an uphill battle as a growing numbers of republicans declared their opposition to the measure.
The Senate will also vote on eight other amendments which include tightening laws against gun trafficking and boosts school safety aid.
According to a recent survey some 49 percent of Americans favor stricter gun laws, but that number is down from 58 percent in January.