After 17 Florida high school students were killed by a lone gunman on Wednesday in Florida, questions were raised about how the troubled 19 year-old was able to legally obtain the weapon he used in the attack.
In a 10-2 vote of the Committee on Public Safety and Health, the Missoula City Council has voted to move forward with a controversial ordinance to insure that 'no sale or transfer of a firearm shall take place within the city limits unless and until the person purchasing or otherwise receiving the firearm passes a national instant criminal background check.'
The Missoula City Council's Public Health and Safety Committee met on Wednesday morning to hear more details about a proposed ordinance to require more comprehensive background checks on guns bought and sold privately in Missoula.
Missoula’s Heidi Kendall, volunteer for the Montana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said the issue she sees as most problematic in keeping guns out of the wrong hands is that of inadequate background checks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two pivotal senators have announced a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. The agreement could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence.