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Cardin, Mikulski weigh in on Senate guns filibuster

Cardin, Mikulski weigh in on Senate guns filibuster

Democrats angered over the lack of action on gun control after this weekend's shooting in Orlando launched a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday, vowing to continue talking until some progress is made on a bill to bar sales of guns to people suspected of being terrorists.

Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut began the effort before noon and said he would remain on the floor "until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together."

He yielded the floor at 2:11 a.m., saying he had won commitments from Republican leaders that they would hold votes on amendments to expand background checks and ban gun sales to suspected terrorists. It is unlikely that...

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