Sen. Durbin Says ‘I Hope Lesson Learned’ About Gun Control Following Navy Yard Shootings

The Illinois senator says a failed amendment could have kept arms out of the hands of felons, mentally ill

Democratic senator on Navy Yard shooting: "I hope the lesson is learned" (NBC)

One day after the mass shooting at Washington Navy Yard by a man who sought treatment for mental health problems, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., reminded Congress of a failed amendment that would have taken an "extra step" to keep guns out of the hands of felons and the mentally ill.

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