universal background checks

Gun control debate
7:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

National campaign urges Senators to reconsider vote against 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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Senator says bill opens door for key talks
3:02 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Murphy: Omnibus bill could pave the way for federal gun control

File photo-Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in April of 2013, following a private meeting with families of the victims of the Newtown School Shooting.
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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.

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