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    Senate Committee Approves Stricter Gun Laws

    Thousands of people participate in the March on Washington for Gun Control on January 26, 2013 in Washington in response to last month's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.    AFP PHOTO/YURI GRIPAS        (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

    March on Washington for Gun Control on Jan. 26. (Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty)

    The Senate Judiciary Committee gave its seal of approval to a new bill creating stricter laws on gun trafficking Thursday, pushing it into Congress, where it will be reviewed by the Senate as a whole. This is the first piece of legislation stemming from President Obama’s post–Sandy Hook gun-control initiative to make its way to Congress. Other gun proposals, such as a revamped ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons, were considered at the committee’s meeting, but the group recessed before they could vote. They’ll pick up where they left off Tuesday.

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