Sen. Gillibrand speaks about anti-gun trafficking bill
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand held a virtual news conference on Tuesday to talk about strengthening laws to prevent gun trafficking.
The senator’s bill is included in the bi-partisan framework approved by the senate over the weekend intended to prevent gun violence.
Gillibrand’s bill would make it a federal crime to traffic firearms across state lines to people not allowed to have a gun. She has been pushing for this measure to become law since 2009.
"This is the first time in nearly 30 years that Congress is on a path to take meaningful action on gun violence,” Gillibrand said. “And if this framework were to become law, it would represent an important step toward tackling this pervasive problem."
The gun safety measure also includes investments in mental health care and federal funding to help states pass stricter red flag laws.
The measure has the backing of 10 Republican senators.