House panel backs bill expanding gun owners’ rights

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House panel backs bill expanding gun owners’ rights

J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., center, is joined by, from left, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, a staff aide, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., far right, as the panel meets to craft a Republican bill to expand gun owners’ rights, the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

House panel backs bill expanding gun owners’ rights

J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., center, is joined by, from left, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, a staff aide, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., far right, as the panel meets to craft a Republican bill to expand gun owners’ rights, the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.