People take part in a vigil for the Pulse night club victims as the Lake Enola fountain is lit in rainbow colors following last week's shooting in Orlando

Senate rejects gun-control measures after Orlando shooting

People take part in a vigil for the Pulse night club victims as the Lake Enola fountain is lit in rainbow colors following last week's shooting in OrlandoBy Richard Cowan and John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Monday rejected four measures restricting gun sales after last week’s massacre in an Orlando nightclub, dealing a bitter setback to advocates who have failed to get even modest gun curbs through Congress despite repeated mass shootings. Last week’s massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, had intensified pressure on lawmakers, who moved swiftly to take the issue to the Senate floor. Republicans and their allies in the NRA gun lobby said the Democratic bills were too restrictive and trampled on the constitutional right to bear arms.

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