universal background checks

A new national campaign is urging eight U.S. Senators who voted against universal background checks for gun purchases to reconsider.  Gun control advocates in Greenwich, Connecticut are asking people to send postcards to the Senators.

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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.