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Gun control loses: No expanded background checks

Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades on Wednesday, rejecting calls... Read more »

April 17, 2013

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Vote on firearms legislation today

The Senate set a long-awaited vote for today on a bipartisan plan for expanding background checks to more firearms buyers, with supporters facing a steeply uphill path... Read more »

April 16, 2013

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Supporters and opponents hunt for votes in gun background check fight

Republican opposition is growing to a bipartisan Senate plan for expanding background checks for firearms buyers, enough to put the proposal's fate in jeopardy. But... Read more »

April 16, 2013

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