The Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington approved two more gun control bills on Tuesday.
The first would require universal background checks on gun buyers.
Senator Charles Grassley sits on the committee and voted against the legislation along with all the other republicans on the committee. “Criminals still get guns, they obtain them because they do not comply with background checks,” Grassley said.
The second bill would enhance school-safety initiatives. Grassley voted in favor of that bill.
Both bills are in response to last year’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.
The committee will finish its consideration of the assault-weapons ban on Thursday.
Both bills now head to the full senate.