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Senators debate gun control measures in wake of Orlando

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 01:21

Democratic and Republican U.S. Senators make arguments on four different gun control measures that were all voted down in the aftermath of a massacre that left 49 people killed in Orlando one week ago. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The U.S. Senate voted down four measures Monday evening relating to gun measures after hearing debate from both Republican and Democratic senators. The vote comes one week after Omar Mateen opened fire in the Pulse Orlando nightclub, killing 49 people before he himself was shot dead by police. Among the measures voted on, the Senate blocked Democratic legislation expanding federal background checks to all gun sales, including those done at gun shows and on the internet. The Senate fell 16 votes short of the 60 needed for advancing the measure, which would have closed a background check loophole. The Senate also failed to get the necessary 60 votes to advance a Republican proposal that would have increased federal funding for gun purchase background checks and established new notifications of gun sales to anyone who has been investigated for terrorism over the past five years. The measure fell seven votes short of the 60 needed.

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Senators debate gun control measures in wake of Orlando

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 01:21