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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, March 02, 2004

    Senators take time out to vote 

    John Edwards and John Kerry left the campaign trail Tuesday to vote on two gun-control measures in the Senate, their first votes this year. With the two Democrats voting with the majority, the Senate voted 52-47 to renew the ban on assault weapons and 53-46 to require background checks of buyers at gun shows.

    Both measures were amendments to legislation that would protect gun manufacturers from lawsuits. Once the gun-control measures were added, pro-gun lawmakers abandoned the bill as irreparably flawed, killing the legislation.

    posted by Jim Van Nostrand at 3:27 PM



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