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Gun background check deal in jeopardy in Senate

April 15, 2013 • Business


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. right, meets with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., at City Hall in New York, Monday, April 15, 2013. In a bipartisan 68-31 vote Thursday, senators rejected an effort by conservatives to block debate on Democrats’ gun control legislation, a measure backed by President Barack Obama. The National Rifle Association, a foe of the Democratic bill, was sponsoring a NASCAR race in Fort Worth, Texas, and using tweets to urge its supporters to watch it on television. Murphy has asked the Fox network not to broadcast the event, but it was still scheduled to be televised. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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