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Senate Blocks Four Gun Control Proposals In The Wake Of The Orlando Shooting

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This is so frustrating.

After Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy's 14-hour filibuster on Wednesday prompted a vote on gun control regulations, we hoped something was FINALLY going to change.

Instead, the Senate has blocked four proposals during the vote on Monday.

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The Democratic politician held the filibuster in the wake of the June 12 shooting at Orlando's Pulse gay club that killed 49 people and injured dozens.

But even this terrible tragedy couldn't get the two parties in the Senate to agree on a measure.

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley pitched a plan that would increase money for background checks. However, it overhauled language that prevented people with mental illness from purchasing firearms.

But, Democratic opponents felt it would diminish the protections that are already in place,

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