FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved a Dem

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved a Dem
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved a Democratic bill Tuesday expanding required federal background checks to nearly all gun purchases, giving President Barack Obama an early victory on curbing gun violence in a fight that still faces difficult odds. The vote was 10-8, with all Democrats supporting the measure and every Republican opposing it. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)