House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) applauds as Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) waves to supporters along with House Democrats after their sit-in over gun-control law on Capitol Hill

Latest gun control bid falters in Congress, Democrat sit-in ends

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) applauds as Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) waves to supporters along with House Democrats after their sit-in over gun-control law on Capitol HillBy Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Another attempt at gun control faltered in the U.S. Congress on Thursday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as a proposed ban on firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism barely avoided being killed in the Senate. In a procedural vote, the Senate narrowly rejected an attempt to scrap the plan by Republican Senator Susan Collins to prevent guns getting into the hands of people on two U.S. government terrorism watch lists. It was the latest setback for proponents of gun restrictions who have been thwarted for years on Capitol Hill by gun rights defenders and the National Rifle Association.

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