Gun control debate intensifies as Grassley crafts new bill
March 28th, 2013
04:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Gun control debate intensifies as Grassley crafts new bill

Washington (CNN) - A top congressional Republican is drafting alternative gun control legislation that threatens to undermine proposals now under consideration by leaders of the Senate's Democratic majority, CNN learned Thursday.

A spokeswoman for Iowa's Chuck Grassley refused to give CNN details of the senator's plan. In the past, however, he has backed measures to deter "straw purchases" to clamp down on gun trafficking. He also supports new safety provisions for schools.

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