Yesterday, New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference on the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act which was included in the bipartisan gun reform package that was announced last weekend.
The bill introduced would make it a federal crime to traffic firearms and also establish penalties for those knowingly shipping or transferring firearms across state lines to someone who is not legally allowed to possess a gun.
“After nearly a decade of fighting for gun reform Congress has taken a promising step toward tackling the gun violence epidemic plaguing our nation. For far too long, we have been the only country in the world that tolerates mass shootings at our schools, stores and places of worship. The American people have demanded that we act to stop these senseless killings, and Congress is finally answering the call,” said Senator Gillibrand
The bill had bipartisan support of 10 Republican Senators and all Democrat Senators.