CHICAGO (CBS) — A day after a gun trafficking law named after slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton made its way to the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he believes it has the best chance of becoming law out of all the gun control proposals being considered on Capitol Hill.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Durbin co-sponsored the legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), in an effort to crack down on so-called “straw purchasers,” who legally buy guns and then sell them to others who can’t. Current federal law does not explicitly ban straw purchasing.
Hadiya’s parents stood with Durbin and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Friday at Police Headquarters to talk about the effort.