Gun control loses; no expanded background checks

April 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades Wednesday, rejecting tighter background checks for buyers and a ban on assault weapons as they spurned pleas from families of victims of last winter’s school massacre in Newtown, Conn. Continue Reading