Senators yesterday agreed on a bipartisan compromise to expand criminal background checks of gun...

|By:, SA News Editor

Senators yesterday agreed on a bipartisan compromise to expand criminal background checks of gun buyers in a deal that should facilitate a debate in the Senate, although it's expected to meet opposition in the House. The measure calls for checks for Internet sales and those between private parties at gun shows, but not on non-commercial person-to-person deals. Stocks on watch today include Smith & Wesson (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger (RGR).