Senate will vote on gun control compromise bill

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(Worthy News) - Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday they'll soon bring a compromise gun control bill to the floor, after lawmakers defeated four partisan gun measures in response to the latest in a string of mass shootings.

GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has pledged to hold a vote on legislation sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, as early as this week. It would empower federal authorities to block gun purchases by people who appear on the "no-fly" list or who are on a "selectee" list that requires them to receive extra scrutiny before flying.

"Essentially we believe if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun," Collins said just after she presented her plan to GOP lawmakers in a closed-door meeting. [ Source ]

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