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Schumer Sees ‘Slim’ Prospects for Gun Legislation Any Time Soon

  • Democrat puts bills to tighten background checks on calendar
  • Republicans remain opposed to restrictions on firearms
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer put two gun background check bills on the chamber’s calendar hours after the Texas school massacre, but there are no immediate plans to debate them and little chance for action as Republicans showed few signs of lifting their opposition to restrictions on firearms.

“We have to persist, and we will,” Schumer said, conceding there are “slim” prospects for any compromise emerging from talks with GOP senators.