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Gun Background Check Expansion Falls in Senate

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Guns have been the topic of discussion for the last year, as pro-gun citizens fear the government will limit or take away their firearms. Ron Deatrick, owner of Tri-R-Guns in Ottawa, says he's been busy selling guns and ammo as a result.

On Wednesday, Senate voted 54-46, falling six votes short of passing an amendment that would expand background checks to those purchasing a firearm. Deatrick believes with the vote behind them, Senate members now need to change their focus to the laws we already have.

Senator Sherrod Brown voted in favor of the amendment as he believes the legislation wasn't perfect, but it was a good start. Senator Rob Portman on the other hand, voted down the amendment, stating while it has the ability to be affective, it goes beyond fixing the problem and would hurt law abiding citizens.

Recent polls show nearly 90% of Americans support some type of legislation to curb gun violence.

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