From left: Reps. Carolyn Maloney, New York Democrat, Scott Rigell, Virginia Republican, Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania Republican, and Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, great each other before a press conference Feb. 5, 2013, in Washington to introduce the first bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives during the 113th Congress, which would make firearms trafficking a federal crime and impose stronger penalties for straw purchasers who buy guns for convicted felons and others who are prohibited from buying guns on their own. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

From left: Reps. Carolyn Maloney, New York Democrat, Scott Rigell, Virginia Republican, Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania Republican, and Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, great each other before a press conference Feb. 5, 2013, in Washington to introduce the first bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives during the 113th Congress, which would make firearms trafficking a federal crime and impose stronger penalties for straw purchasers who buy guns for convicted felons and others who are prohibited from buying guns on their own. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)