- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the SenateJudiciary Committee, gave signs on Tuesday of supporting at least two of Democrats’ gun-control bills that are set for panel debate this week.

That show of support doesn’t extend to the President Obama-inspired push to ban the semi-automatic weapons described as “assault” rifles by many in the gun-control debate, Newsmax reported.

The measures Mr. Grassley would support, Newsmax said: tighter law enforcement to root out illegal gun trafficking and more security presence at schools.

Newsmax reports Mr. Grassley is also on the fence about a law requiring criminal and mental-health background checks on all gun buyers.

The Democrat-heavy Judiciary Committee — 10 Democrats, eight Republicans — is set to discuss four bills on gun control on Thursday. The bills are expected to move out of committee for full Senate floor consideration, though amendments are likely, Newsmax reports.



Click to Read More

Click to Hide