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Background check bill faces likely Senate defeat

04/17/2013 12:30pm
A bipartisan effort to expand background checks faced almost certain defeat Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening gun control laws.

Senate rejects effort to ease concealed gun limits

04/17/2013 3:21pm
The Senate has rejected a Republican plan that would have required most states to recognize permits other states issue that allow people to carry concealed firearms.