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Senate votes to consider gun control laws

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/12/2013

Michael A. Memoli

WASHINGTON — In a lopsided vote, the Senate launched a debate Thursday over the most significant gun legislation in more than a decade, setting up a contest that could last weeks between reinvigorated advocates for stricter laws and conservatives who oppose them as a violation of the 2nd Amendment.
The bipartisan 68-31 vote, which saw 16 Republicans join 52 Democrats and independents to begin consideration of gun legislation, was a setback for gun rights advocates who had threatened to block it.
The bill includes provisions to spend more on school security and to increase penalties for selling guns to felons and others banned from ownership.
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"Senate votes to consider gun control laws", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 29/11/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/senate-votes-to-consider-gun-control-laws