U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer are advocating legislation designed to crack down on gun trafficking and tighten background checks to Vice President Joe Biden as he considers recommendations to curb gun violence.
Biden was put in charge of a working group to offer recommendations last month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that killed 20 children and six adults.
In a letter to fellow Democrat Biden released Sunday, New York's two senators argue for a bill that would make it illegal to traffic or assist in the trafficking of a firearm. They also want to see a bill that would requiring states to send records on felons, drug abusers, the seriously mentally to the federal system for background checks on gun buyers.