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Collins fights to salvage gun action in Senate

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>> That strung five parties in coalition.>> Under withering pressure to pass a gun measure in the wake of Orlando after four failed attempts. Senators on Wednesday turn into a bipartisan compromise, pushed by main Senator Suzan Collins that may have a better chance.>> But all of us are united in our desire to getting something significant done.
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>> Collins' bill will deny guns to more than 100,000 people on the Federal no fly list of terror suspects. While allowing US citizens blocked from getting a gun to appeal. David Lotter is on the story.>> Senator Collins is trying to strike a balance between taking some actions that might actually make people more safe.
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Or feel more safe and maintaining the second amendment rights.>> You are too dangerous to fly on an airplane. You're too dangerous to buy a gun.>> People are trying to do something on a national security basis. Because the gunman in that case, Omar Mateen, had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group
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>> Collins plan attracting some Democrats. Including Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, as well as Republicans such as Lindsey Graham.>> The question is whether or not the pressure this kept up for long enough. And is strong enough to overcome the objections of the Gun Lobby Groups. The NRA, for example, has not yet come out one way or the other on this Collin's proposal.
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>> Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell on Tuesday saying he will make sure that the plan get evoked. The bipartisan effort emerging after the spectacle late Monday of four Senate votes. All aimed at reducing gun attacks like the Florida massacre. And all going down in defeat.>> The motion is not agreed to.
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>> President Obama on Tuesday, tweeting the senate had failed the American people. Polls show even Americans who oppose other gun laws overwhelmingly backup plan to stop terrorist suspects from buying guns.>> Thank you.>> The Collin's measured could come up for a vote as early as this week.