Background Check In Peril In Senate

A sense of pessimism was settling in among supporters of a plan to expand background checks for gun buyers, with an aggressive push from the White House and families of Newtown shooting victims still short of the votes needed when the legislation is considered later today. "If any of my colleagues wish to vote against stronger background checks – go ahead and do it and oppose the will of the American people," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today as he opened debate on the bill. "But the...Full Story
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