Schumer on Sunday released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium.
The New York Democrat says consumer demand for guns has gone up in the weeks since the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Schumer says Congress is debating the issue, and if measures get passed that limit these type of weapons, it won’t help if more of them have recently been sold.
President Barack Obama has made gun control a top priority. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to give him a comprehensive package of recommendations for curbing gun violence this week
Homicides my type of weapon, 2011, Federal Bureau of Investigation:
Total 12,664, Firearm 8,583, Handgun 6,220, Rifles 323, Shotguns 356, Knives 1,694, Blunt Instruments 496.
If Congress is really interested iu curbing violence, why the obsession with a minor cause of homicide death rifles? Why not focus more signficant problems like knives and hammers?