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Senate Cmte. Examines Gun Reform Proposals

Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing Tuesday that examined the current proposals under consideration to curb gun violence.

Panelists including a Virginia U.S. Attorney, victims of gun violence and constitutional law attorneys spoke about the constitutionality of universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting bullet cartridges.

Witnesses included:  U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia Timothy Heaphy; Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School professor; Daniel Webster, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research director and professor; Sandra Wortham, sister of slain Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV; Charles Cooper, partner at Cooper & Kirk, PLLC; and Suzanna Hupp, survivor of a 1991 mass shooting in Killeen, Texas.

Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:23pm (ET)

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