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Enzi explains why gun legislation failed

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Gun control took center stage again last week when the U.S. Senate took a vote on the latest bill.

Supporters failed to sway enough votes for legislation that included expanded background checks, an assault weapons ban, and a ban on high capacity magazines.

One Senator who voted against the bill was Wyoming's Mike Enzi.  The Republican says the proposals didn't fit with the western approach to owning guns.

"It would prevent a person from loaning a gun to a niece or in my case, to my grandson, or to have my grandson loan one of his guns to me without going through a federal background check, which can take up to five days," said Enzi.

After the measure failed, President Barack Obama said a loophole was preserved that lets dangerous criminals buys guns without a background check.

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