Senate - Gun Control

Nearly three months after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a key Congressional committee is considering new gun control measures.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Capitol Hill:

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved stiffer penalties for gun trafficking, part of a series of gun control measures.  California Democrat Dianne Feinstein urging support of a renewed assault weapons ban:

(Sen. Feinstein) "These weapons are designed for combat."

Another bill would expand Federal background checks.

(Sen. Cornyn) "I have a hard time explaining to my constituents back home how passing more laws that will go unenforced make them any safer."

Texas Republican John Cornyn arguing gun laws curb rights of law-abiding citizens.  The committee votes are just a first stop before full Senate - and later, House - consideration.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.