By MARK KARLIN, Associated PressThe House and Senate are set to vote this week on a bill to allow people who have been convicted of a violent crime to have their guns sold back to them at a federal gun buy back program.
The bill would allow people convicted of certain crimes to buy firearms for people convicted for similar crimes.
The bill has bipartisan support.
The measure is backed by about 30 Democrats in the House and by 30 Republicans in the Senate.
But as the vote nears, it’s unclear whether Democrats will vote for the measure or not.
Rep. Tim Walberg, a Democrat from Minnesota who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, told reporters that if the bill passes the House, it will be sent to the Senate for final approval.
If it does not pass, he said, it would likely be sent back to the House for further consideration.