Schumer Asks Gun Retailers To Stop Selling Assault Weapons Before Law Is Passed

01.14.13 |

The Empire state's senior senator said retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress debates a bill restricting their use. On Sunday, Chuck Schumer released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium. He said demand for assault weapons is up, and if the bill gets passed, it won't help police officers if many have recently been sold. If a law doesn't come from Congress, it could come from the President. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to give President Obama a comprehensive package of regulations this week.