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.
- "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.