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Senate rejects gun background check expansion

Senators Thursday rejected another attempt at expanding gun control, and voted against an amendment that would have required background checks for Internet and gun show purchases.

Senators voted 47-50 against the amendment sponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

"This is common sense, supported by a majority of Americans," Manchin said before the vote.

Republicans are opposed to expansion of gun control, including more background checks, and say it could encroach upon families passing guns to relatives.

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