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    elwior, sebastianguy99, llywrch, Matt Z

    The recent blog by Nate Silver does a pretty good job of theorizing on the behavior of the Senate on the background check issue.  Note, this is an update to the one released a few days ago.

    Overwhelming majorities of 80 to 90 percent of the public say they favor background checks when guns are purchased at gun shows, at gun shops or online.
    And yet, the Senate did not behave as though this was a piece of legislation favored by 80 percent or more of the public.

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