US Senate rejects new gun laws

US Senate rejects new gun laws

The US Senate has knocked back a number of gun control laws this morning, angering President Barack Obama.

Lawmakers rejected a Democratic proposal to ban nearly all high-capacity gun ammunition clips and magazines, containing more than 10 rounds.

They also rejected to ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and rejected a proposal to expand background checks to online and gun show sales.

President Obama has labelled it a “shameful day for Washington, considering 90 per cent of Americans support the changes.

But he says the fight is not over, and he has called on voters to send politicians to Washington who will act on gun violence.

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