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  • In this photo taken June 14, 2016, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, confers with Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., emerge from a closed-door party caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murphy is launching a filibuster and demanding a vote on gun control measures. The move comes three days after people were killed in a mass shooting in Orlando. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Dem Senator Frustrated By Inaction On Guns Begins Filibuster

    WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator launched a filibuster Wednesday to force a vote on gun control legislation three days after 49 people were killed at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Connecticut […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before officially starting the beginning of the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride at the White House April 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.  The Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride is an event designed to assist wounded U.S. veterans in using cycling to overcome physical, mental, or emotional wounds.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Obama Speaks On Gun Control After Vote Fails In Senate

    President Barack Obama’s push on gun control suffered a major blow Wednesday when the senate defeated a gun-buyer background check bill put together by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). The amendment failed 54 to 46, falling short […]

  • Senate votes to open debate on gun control

    Senate votes to open debate on gun control

    By John Whitesides and David Lawder (Reuters)| Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:13pm EDT WASHINGTON – The Senate cleared the way on Thursday for an emotional, weeks-long debate on proposals to curb gun violence, rejecting an effort by conservative Republicans to […]

  • Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) (R) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.VA) (L) hold a news conference on background checks for firearms on Capitol Hill in Washington April 10, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

    Key senators announce deal on background checks for gun buyers

    By John Whitesides and Richard Cowan (Reuters) | Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:56am EDT WASHINGTON – A Democratic and a Republican senator said on Wednesday they had struck a deal to expand background checks for gun buyers, boosting prospects for […]

  • VIDEO: Obama on background checks: ‘We need a vote’

    VIDEO: Obama on background checks: ‘We need a vote’

    VIDEO | President Obama delivered an impassioned and urgent plea in West Hartford, Conn., Monday evening for swift action, asking a state still shaken by the Newtown school massacre why there isn’t more support in Congress for gun control legislation.

  • Marco Rubio Joins Pledge To Filibuster Gun Legislation

    Marco Rubio Joins Pledge To Filibuster Gun Legislation

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced Thursday that he will join efforts to filibuster gun control legislation led by his colleagues Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “We should look for ways to keep firearms out of the hands […]


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