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Gun bill clears Senate hurdle as filibuster falls short

• AP

Controversial gun legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday, as lawmakers voted 68-31 to start debate on the package which includes expanded background checks and new penalties for gun trafficking. 

Senate Democrats, joined by 16 Republicans, were able to overcome an attempted filibuster by GOP senators opposed to the current bill. Those senators could still slow-walk the debate, but the Senate will ultimately begin votes on amendments -- one of which is considered crucial to winning support for a final vote.


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Comment by Powell Gammill
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The name of the bill is:  "The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act."

The irony is a law passed to "protect" an Amendment that states CONgress shall pass no law ....