Senators announce bipartisan gun bill agreement

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CBS: A pair of bipartisan senators announced an agreement on a bill to expand background checks for gun sales.

"I think this is a fluid situation, and it's hard to predict," said Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., one of the drafters of the background check bill, said of the legislation's chances. He added, however, that the legislation represents common ground and that he's "hopeful" it can pass.

"Criminals and the dangerously mentally ill shouldn't have guns," Toomey said. "I don't know anyone who disagrees with that premise."

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