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Two Mass. Democratic Senators Join Filibuster for Gun Control Laws After Orlando Shooting

The senators are pushing for a vote on legislation that would let the government bar the sale of guns and explosives to people it suspects of being terrorists

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    Scott Varner of Grapevine, TX, loads a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson hand gun June 26th at the DFW Gun Range and Training Center in Dallas, TX. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

    Massachusetts' two Democratic U.S. senators have joined a filibuster to force a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 49 people dead.

    Sen. Edward Markey said Wednesday that "a terrorist can be on a no-fly list" and be banned from getting on a plane, but can walk into a gun shop and buy an assault weapon.

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the country should ban what she described as "Rambo-style assault weapons" and give the FBI "the authority to block gun sales to anyone that they believe is a terrorist." 

    The senators are pushing for a vote on legislation that would let the government bar the sale of guns and explosives to people it suspects of being terrorists.


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