Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (from left), New York Democrat; E. Scott Rigell, Virginia Republican; Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania Republican; and Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, prepare Tuesday to announce legislation to make firearms trafficking a federal crime and stiffen laws against straw buyers. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (from left), New York Democrat; E. Scott Rigell, Virginia Republican; Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania Republican; and Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, prepare Tuesday to announce legislation to make firearms trafficking a federal crime and stiffen laws against straw buyers. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)