Bipartisan agreement may lead to gun legislation

By WEEK Reporter

Bipartisan agreement may lead to gun legislation

April 10, 2013 Updated Apr 10, 2013 at 11:52 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, DC -- NBC News is reporting that a bipartisan deal outlined Wednesday is raising hopes for passing gun legislation.

Senators Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin outlined an agreement that would expand background checks to include most firearms sales, including those at gun shows and online.

While the new framework does not go as far as the stricter gun controls first advocated by President Barack Obama, it paves the path for Senate approval of one of the president’s major second term initiatives.