Gun Control Efforts, Background Checks Blocked By Senate

Law360, Los Angeles (April 17, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted down a slew of compromise gun control measures that would have expanded mandatory background checks for firearm sales and renewed and strengthened a ban on assault weapons, all but ending a push for increased firearm regulation following the December massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Democrats have led the way in urging increased regulation in the wake of the Newtown shooting, where 26 children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed on Dec. 14. The votes for...
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