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Vote Forces Senate To Talk About Gun Control

NPR | April 12, 2013 7:55 a.m.

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Ailsa Chang

The Senate is officially moving toward debate on gun control legislation. To do that, Democratic leaders on Thursday first had to defeat a Republican filibuster. They did so with the help of 16 Republicans. The procedural vote was a victory for gun-control supporters, but more battles lie ahead.

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