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Sens. Paul, Cruz: We'll Filibuster Gun Control

Republicans deliver warning to Harry Reid
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2013 8:25 AM CDT
Sens. Paul, Cruz: We'll Filibuster Gun Control
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 14, 2013.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – If Harry Reid goes forward with a possible gun-control measure, he'll face a filibuster, say three Republican senators. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee have penned a letter to the Senate majority leader, saying, "We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions." They don't actually use the word "filibuster," Politico notes, but their meaning is clear. The bill would expand background checks and toughen rules on interstate gun trafficking; it could also contain amendments limiting magazine capacity and some assault weapons, though those measures wouldn't pass, Politico adds. (Read more filibuster stories.)

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