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Durbin uncertain on gun bill strategy

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:38:59 CST
By: AP

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's still unsure whether various gun-control proposals making their way through Congress should be introduced separately for votes or all bundled into one big bill. The Illinois Democrat spoke at a news conference to promote one bill that would crack down on so-called straw purchasing, where someone buys guns and sells them to others not authorized to buy weapons. The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved it. Durbin appeared with the parents of Hadiya (hy-DEE'-uh) Pendleton, the Chicago teenager who was fatally shot days after performing at President Barack Obama's inauguration. The bill approved Thursday by the judiciary committee has been named for Hadiya Pendleton. Durbin says it may have more bipartisan support than other separate proposals.

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