Mass. House Speaker Introduces Major Gun Control BillPlay
Tuesday morning, House Speaker Robert DeLeo unveiled a comprehensive bill aimed at revamping the state's gun laws.
It's the most ambitious effort to reform Massachusetts gun legislation in the past two decades and would do the following:
- have Massachusetts join a national background check database
- give police chiefs more authority to restrict licenses
- require all private gun sales to be conducted in the presence of a licensed dealer
WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer gets details on the legislation, which has been in the works since the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Conn., two years ago.
Asma Khalid, WBUR reporter. She tweets at @asmamk.
WBUR: Gun Legislation Unveiled On Beacon Hill
- "Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Tuesday morning introduced long-awaited legislation that aims to decrease gun violence."
This segment aired on May 27, 2014.