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Senators Begin Work on New Gun Control Legislation

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On Friday, a group of Republican senators began trying to craft compromise gun control legislation that could attract both Republicans and Democrats and have a hope of passing the U.S. Senate. The new effort, which is being led by Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine, would aim to close a loophole in U.S. law that allows people on terrorism watch lists to buy weapons and explosives. Congress is under pressure to act after last Sunday's massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Despite the new legislation, the gun control issue is deeply divisive and there have been no restrictions passed since 1994, when Congress imposed a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons. That expired after 10 years.

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