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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Let’s be clear about this: The gun bill was filibustered, not defeated on a straight up-or-down vote
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By Pat Cunningham
April 18, 2013 11:20 a.m.



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If you’re wondering why the bill on background checks for gun sales was defeated in the Senate yesterday when a majority of senators actually supported it, HERE‘s the answer:

Wednesday’s vote on expanding background checks for gun sales would have led to headlines in many other countries about a landslide victory. After all, 55-45 is not a particularly close vote.

That wide margin was achieved on background checks despite the unequal distribution of Senate votes, which are allocated two to a state regardless of population, thereby giving disproportionate power to rural areas that tend to oppose gun legislation.

Yet ...

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