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Donald Trump Has Called for Blocking Gun Sales to Terror Suspects

Donald Trump and Senate Democrats may have something in common in the terrorism debate.
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Donald Trump: This Is a Dark Moment in America’s History

Donald Trump and Senate Democrats may have something in common in the terrorism debate: they both want to block suspected terrorists from acquiring guns.

The idea was considered by the Senate in December when a Democratic amendment to let the attorney general block a person from buying a gun if there's a “reasonable belief” the firearm will be used in connection with terrorism was rejected by 54 out of 55 Republicans. On Monday, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and other Democrats reignited the push to approve that measure after a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.