Obama brands gun control vote 'shameful day for Washington'
US President Barack Obama has branded the decision to reject an expansion of gun-sale checks a "shameful day for Washington".
The plan was blocked on a 54-46 vote, six votes short of the 60-vote hurdle needed to clear the chamber.
Mr Obama said: "The American people are trying to figure out how can something have 90% support and yet not happen?"
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