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Democrats Quietly Renew Push for Gun Measures

Jun 14, 2013 - The New York Times - Biographical Materials

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders in Congress and the White House renewed their push for gun legislation on Thursday, just months after it was defeated in the Senate, amid delicate talks on a new background-check measure that advocates hope could change enough votes from no to yes.

But those negotiations met a warning from Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, who said he would not accept any bill that is substantially weaker than the one defeated in April.

''The bill tha...