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Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:07 AM

 

Gun Control Effort in Congress Isnít Dead, but Prospects Arenít Good

WASHINGTON ó Senator Angus King, independent of Maine, was crowing a bit on the chamber floor Thursday when he began reading a staff memberís email about a planning and development meeting the previous night in the town of Sanford, Me.

ďEvery single person I spoke with either wanted me to convey their thanks to Senator King for his stand on Ďdoing something on gun controlí to asking me that he stand firm and do more. People who own guns (and said so) and those who donít. Every single person expressed dismay that Congress has not acted on this.Ē

Within hours, however, the Senate had again voted not to act ó effectively condemning to legislative purgatory a measure that Mr. King had praised as providing just the sort of common-sense legislation his constituents were demanding after mass shootings like the one this month in Orlando, Fla.

The bipartisan proposal written by Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, was aimed at stopping terrorist suspects on the governmentís no-fly list from buying guns. It survived a motion to table that would have killed the measure outright, but fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance it. The vote was 52 to 46.

Remainder of article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/25/us/politics/susan-collins-gun-control-sit-in.html

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Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:16 AM

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