Gun-Control Plans Too 'Extreme'
Newly elected Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), said on ABC News' "This Week" today that the gun-control proposals under consideration in the Obama White House are "way in extreme" and are "not going to pass" in Congress.
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that a group of administration officials being led by Vice President Joe Biden is crafting a set of gun-control proposals to present to Pres. Obama this month. According to the Post, the proposals "would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors."
"I think you need to put everything on the table," said Heitkamp. "But what I hear from the administration--if the Washington Post is to be believed--that's way, way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about. And it's not going to pass."
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