A bipartisan pair of Senators are working to reform the background check system for firearms purchases.
From The HIll:
Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) are collaborating on legislation to expand requirements on background checks to purchase firearms.
Kirk has long backed an assault weapons ban and is one of the most pro-gun control Republican senators. Manchin, who is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, has also emerged as a key player in the current gun control debate. He's called for a wide-ranging discussion of how to cut down on gun violence including new firearm restrictions, and on Thursday morning came out in favor of increased background checks.