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Boehner: ‘No decisions’ made on a House gun bill

Chris Moody, Yahoo News
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The day after a bipartisan proposal to increase background checks for gun purchases failed in the Senate, the House of Representatives seems to be in no rush to pass its own version of a bill to change gun laws.

During a press conference Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner said that "no decisions have been made" at this point on how to proceed on a gun bill in the House.

"Our committees continue to work at this," Boehner told reporters. "No decisions have been made beyond that."

He added: "When we have a decision to announce, we'll announce it."

The Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment proposed by Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin that would expand background check mandates on firearm sales. The failed measure was a tremendous blow to gun control advocates, including President Barack Obama. They renewed their call for stricter gun laws after the mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last year that resulted in the deaths of 20 children.

Boehner's comment suggests the Republican-led House will wait for the Senate to pass its own version of a bill before taking action.

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