Spurred in part by new controversy over the online offering of a letter written by convicted Fort Hood mass shooter Nidal Hasan, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Friday proposed legislation to block high-profile criminals from selling “murderabilia” for their profit.
Cornyn, who tried unsuccessfully in 2010 to ban the sale of such items as artwork, letters and other memorabilia by serial killers, mass murderers and others convicted of heinous crimes, said the legislation would be the first federal law to prevent criminals from bolstering their notoriety through “murderabilia” sales.
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