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April 17, 2013


Why Background Checks Is Unlikely to Pass

First Read explains why the expanded gun background check compromise is unlikely to pass in the Senate later today even though polls show 90% of Americans support the measure.

"But senators are realists, and some of those fence-sitters probably were swayed NOT to take what they believed would be a risky vote because the House was unlikely to pass it. The thinking being: Why cast a vote that will create a potential political problem when the bill's chances of ACTUALLY becoming law are so remote?"












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