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U.S. Senate Rejects Gun Control

By Lisa M. Collins

Read all about it in the New York Times. The U.S. Senate rejected a slate of gun control measures proposed by President Obama in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting that left 20 children and school employees dead. 

The measures included background checks for potential gun buyers.

As reported in the Times, the National Rifle Association and the Republican party were successful in defeating the legislation — a compromise hashed between the two parties. Four Democrats swung against the compromise, and President Obama “on Wednesday accused the gun lobby and opposition lawmakers of willfully lying about the measure,” to defeat it, the Times reported.

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