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Democrats took to the Senate floor Wednesday to demand votes on several stalled pieces of gun control legislation. Led by Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Senators spoke for 15 hours before getting a "commitment" from GOP leadership to schedule votes for their bills. The move comes days after a man claiming to be pledged to ISIS opened fire in an LGBT club in Orlando, killing scores of people. 

In addition to being the largest U.S. mass shooting in 100 years, it was the 133 mass shooting in the country. People are asking why nothing has been going in congress to address the issue. 

From Texas Standard:

The day after the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history, and the biggest terror attack in the U.S. since 9/11, President Obama addressed the nation.

Speaking to an issue he has addressed repeatedly during his two terms in the White House, President Obama struck, if not a note of resignation, something close to it.

The "powerful assault rifle" the president referred to is the AR-15, a long weapon with an instantly recognizable profile that belies its military origins – a model quite popular here in Texas. Its private ownership is protected by the Second Amendment, of which there are two dominant and dissonant visions.

 


Katie Couric and the creator of a documentary on guns are apologizing — to a point — for switching around footage to make it falsely appear that members of a Virginia gun rights organization could not summon an answer to a key question on background checks.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and state Republican leaders have announced a rare bipartisan compromise on gun laws for the state.

McAuliffe, who is a Democrat, tells reporters that "the balance of this deal changes Virginia law permanently in ways that would keep guns away from people who would use them for harm."

The Transportation Security Administration released statistics on the number of firearms seized at airports in 2015 today and half of the top 10 airports for weapon seizures were in Texas.

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