Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

FILE - In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful military-style rifles. The new Democratic push, which is considered unlikely to succeed in the GOP-controlled Congress, is focused on legislation by Feinstein that would let the attorney general compile a list of known and suspected terrorists.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory.

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