universal background checks http://wshu.org en National campaign urges Senators to reconsider vote against background checks http://wshu.org/post/national-campaign-urges-senators-reconsider-vote-against-background-checks <p>A new national campaign is urging eight U.S. Senators who voted against universal background checks for gun purchases to reconsider.&nbsp; Gun control advocates in Greenwich, Connecticut are asking people to send postcards to the Senators.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:46:39 +0000 Davis Dunavin 20603 at http://wshu.org Murphy: Omnibus bill could pave the way for federal gun control http://wshu.org/post/murphy-omnibus-bill-could-pave-way-federal-gun-control <p>U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says the $1.1 trillion spending bill that made its way through Congress could pave the way for the passage of federal gun control legislation. A bill providing for universal background checks on gun purchases, that was introduced following the Newtown School Shooting, failed to pass the Senate last year.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:02:57 +0000 Dan Katz 11471 at http://wshu.org Murphy: Omnibus bill could pave the way for federal gun control