WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- There’s a renewed push in Washington, D.C. to expand background checks for gun purchases.
Democratic senators want private sellers to conduct background checks before selling a firearm to another person.
Right now, licensed gun shops are required to conduct background checks.
In 2012, man opened fire in a Milwaukee-area spa, killing three people.
Baldwin said, “He got his gun through the internet, and no background check was conducted.”
Law enforcement we spoke with confirmed the shooter was court-ordered to not own a firearm but bought one from a private seller he found online.
The investigation found the private gun seller did not commit a crime since the seller was not legally required to ensure the buyer was allowed to own a gun.
Baldwin is one of 41 Senate democrats supporting a bill to expand background checks.
There are no Senate republicans backing the bill.