Republicans criticize U.S. House gun control bill in response to Texas shooting

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Reuters

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday objected to a Democratic attempt to advance new limits on gun purchases following last week’s massacre at a Texas elementary school and another mass shooting in a New York state supermarket. The House Judiciary Committee met in an “emergency” session in the midst of a week-long Memorial Day recess as funerals were under way in Uvalde, Texas, for some of the 19 children and two teachers gunned down by an 18-year-old with an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. Democrats who narrowly control the House…

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