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Senator Dick Durbin wants to see action on gun regulations after the weekend mass shooting at a Texas church. He's calling on his congressional Republican colleagues to work with Democrats on a bipartisan basis to reduce gun violence. 
 
Durbin says he's tired of inaction....
 
 
The only vote the U.S. Senate has held this year on guns has been to overturn a regulation to keep guns out of the hands of individuals with mental illness.
 
Durbin also offered up questions about the availability of assault rifles...
 
 
Last month, Durbin joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and 27 other Senate colleagues to introduce the Background Check Expansion Act, which will expand federal background checks to the sale or transfer of all firearms by private sellers, with certain reasonable exceptions. 
 
Under current law, unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check prior to transferring a firearm. Research indicates that as many as a quarter of all gun sales in the United States may occur without a background check even though 94 percent of Americans support comprehensive background checks.

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