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After Florida school shooting, Pat Toomey to press background check bill again

February 21, 2018

By Staff

WASHINGTON — Amid another national wave of grief and outrage in response to a mass shooting, Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) plans to introduce a new version of his bill to expand background checks for gun purchases.

The move would bring back the one proposal to tighten gun laws that has come closest in recent memory to passing the Senate, and again place the senator who usually focuses on fiscal issues at the center of one of the country’s most searing cultural debates.

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