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Senate Judiciary Panel advances gun sales background check measure

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WASHINGTON--The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday advanced two gun-related measures, while action on an assault weapons ban and a cap on the number of bullets in a magazine has been postponed, as those two proposals face an uphill battle.

USA Today's Jackie Kucinich was at the hearing and her report is HERE.

From Kucinich: "A bill that would enhance background checks on prospective gun owners passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line, 10-8 vote. Another measure to improve safety at schools passed on a 14-4 vote."

MEANWHILE, ANOTHER SHOOTING TRAGEDY IN CHICAGO, THIS TIME A SIX-MONTH OLD BABY SHOT TO DEATH. READ THE SUN-TIMES STORY HERE.

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