Gun Bill Passes House

(Metro) A bill expanding gun background checks is headed to the Senate after passing the Democratic-led House. 

A large number of gun control advocates packed the House visitors’ gallery.  It is the first time any gun control measure has cleared the House in a generation. 

The House bill faces uncertainty in the Republican-controlled Senate. 

Meantime, House Republicans successfully pushed through an amendment requiring ICE to be notified if an illegal immigrant tries to purchase a firearm.