Senate Looks for GOP Buy-in on Scaled-Down Gun Control Bills

The Senate is likely to move forward with piecemeal gun control legislation of its own instead of attempting to pass the House Democrats’ sweeping reforms, which might not even get full support of Democrats in the Senate.

“I’m not interested in bringing a proposal to the Senate floor that can’t even get 50, and the quickest way to get 50 is to keep all the Democrats together,” Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., told Politico.

Republicans will not get behind large gun-control bills, but there is more wiggle room now on some items such as background checks for “any stranger-to-stranger sale,” instead of universal background checks.

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