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Obama: “All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington”

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Obama: “All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington”

Supporters of new gun control legislation are vowing to ramp up their campaign for expanded background checks despite suffering a major defeat in the Senate Wednesday, threatening to overpower the gun lobby even if it takes years.

Likewise, critics of the legislation vowed to ensure any future proposals protect both “the lives and liberty” of Americans, teeing up a protracted legislative battle.

A Senate proposal to expand background checks to gun shows and Internet sales, while exempting personal transactions, failed on a 54-46 vote Wednesday. It needed 60 to pass.

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