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Prospects for gun control look scant in key Senate committee

During a cutoff day like today when legislative bills face deadlines to advance, hundreds of the bills die — but most go quietly, by failing to win a vote. Today was unusual because of the very public way several gun-control measures expired.

The Senate Law and Justice Committee voted them down one by one, including proposals that would have toughened criminal laws against people who leave a gun within access of a child, and made it harder for mentally ill people forcibly detained for treatment to to have their gun rights restored.

The outcome was never in doubt

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