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Gun bills face long odds in Senate

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>> After the Orlando Massacre that left 49 people dead, the Senate on Monday voting on four gun control bills, including making it harder for a suspected terrorist to buy a gun. But political correspondent David Lauter says the bills may be doomed from the start.>> There's two Democratic proposals and two Republican proposals and none of them, however, are expected to pass.
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There's just not enough consensus between Republicans and Democrats.
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r the Republican proposals, one that has the endorsement of the National Rifle Association would require a 72 hour waiting period for anyone that gets flagged up on a terrorism watch list. Democrats feel that this is just too weak, it won't really be effective in preventing any additional people from getting guns.
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>> The Orlando gunman, Omar Mateen, had been placed on an FBI watchlist and later removed, prompting Democrats to push for banning anyone on the watchlist from buying guns.>> In the eyes of Republicans, the Democratic proposals have gone too far. Senator Dianne Feinstein would give very broad latitude to the Justice Department to deny gun purchases from virtually anybody on a watch list.
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>> A move that most republicans have opposed. A compromised gun bill spearheaded by republican senator Susan Collins of Maine would ban guns for people on the governments no -fly list and allows some on other lists to go through an appeal to buy a gun. The last major gun control legislation passed was in 1994 when Congress imposed a ban on semi automatic assault weapons, but that expired ten years later.