Sen. Tim Kaine introduces new gun control bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSLS 10) -  Senator Tim Kaine is part of a bi-partisan effort to keep guns out of terrorists' hands.

Senator Kaine joined seven other U.S. senators Tuesday in unveiling the Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act of 2016.

The bill would make America safer by giving the Attorney General the authority to keep people on the No Fly List or The Selectee List" from buying guns.

"We suffered badly in Virginia after the Virginia Tech shooting," said Senator Kaine. "We thought something would happen and there's just been one tragedy after the next and this body has been impotent, weak, silent, and a bystander to this carnage of gun violence that's going on across the United States."

The government has deemed people on the No Fly List as too dangerous to fly on a plane.  The Selectee List is used to identify people who need additional screening.