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Gun Control Legislation Headed For Debate On Senate Floor

NPR | April 11, 2013 2:49 p.m. | Updated: April 11, 2013 8:15 p.m.

Congress took a major step toward its first gun bill in nearly two decades on Thursday morning, as Democratic leaders broke a Republican filibuster to stop a proposal expanding criminal background checks for gun buyers. Sixteen Republican joined all but two Democrats to move forward with the bill. Ailsa Chang joins Audie Cornish from the Capitol to explain what it means, and what happens next.

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