U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is interviewed on Capitol Hill in Washington. Baucus says he opposes a Democratic gun-control bill but won't block a debate on the legislation.
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published Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Congress’ most serious gun-control effort in years cleared its first hurdle Thursday as the Senate pushed past conservatives’ attempted blockade under the teary gaze of families of victims of December’s Connecticut school shootings.