In a setback to gun control advocates, the U.S. Senate rejected several measures on Wednesday, including a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks for firearm purchases. At a news conference, surrounded by relatives of those killed in the Newtown, Connecticut massacre, an angry President Obama said lawmakers had caved to special interests, calling it "a pretty shameful day for Washington." We'll discuss the vote, and look at the prospects for future federal gun control legislation.
Senate Blocks Gun Control Measures
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Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for "The Takeaway," from Public Radio International and WNYC
Heidi Przybyla, congressional reporter for Bloomberg News
Barbara Boxer, U.S. senator (D-CA)