King’s Gun-Control Bill Nears ‘Final Draft’

Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) tells National Review Online that he will introduce his gun-control bill within the “next week or two.” The legislation, which would prohibit firearms from being carried within 1,000 feet of high-profile federal officials, is nearing “its final draft.”

King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, tells us that he unsure about the amount of support behind the idea in the GOP caucus. “I recognize the reality,” he says. “It’s going to be tough.” But he remains committed to moving it forward. Later today, during the annual House Republican retreat in Baltimore, he will consult with his colleagues on the matter.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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