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California members stall business on House floor as Democrats try to force gun control votes

California members stall business on House floor as Democrats try to force gun control votes

Democrats in Congress attempted to force a vote on gun control measures in both houses Tuesday, further pressuring Republicans to address gun violence days after the San Bernardino shootings.

A leader of the House move, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena), said his efforts would continue Wednesday and the rest of the week.

In the Senate, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked their colleagues for unanimous consent to pass a bill that would prevent individuals on the FBI's terrorist watch list from purchasing guns and explosives. A vote was not allowed.

Democrats in the House attempted to bring a similar measure, written by Rep. Peter T. King...

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