Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said he was moved to support the plan when his daughters asked him "what are you going to do to stop this." Warner said he was also moved by the pleas of Andy Parker, the father of Alison Parker, the news reporter who, along with a colleague, was shot and killed on air in August.This isn't the first time that Warner has used his daughters as his reason for supporting gun control:
But I digress. According to Warner, the proposal focuses on:
...strengthening existing background checks to effectively identify and block purchases by dangerous individuals who should not get weapons; closing loopholes that allow people to purchase guns on the internet or at gun shows without a background check; and making “straw purchases” – in which one person buys a gun for someone who is not legally allowed to have one – a federal crime.Nevermind that straw purchases are already against federal law. Oh, and you'll note that in 2012, Warner said "Enough is Enough" and that is also the catch phrase for this new proposal. At least Warner sticks to the talking points.