(L-R) U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Christopher Murphy (D-CT) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) participate in a news conference on gun control at the Capitol June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP
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The White House accused U.S. senators of sacrificing national security for their political ambitions Tuesday, a day after four gun control measures failed to advance after the nation's largest mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, last week.Earnest said the bills put forth for votes Monday evening should have drawn strong bipartisan support aimed at shoring up the country's defenses by keeping firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists.The Senate votes against the measures restricting gun sales came after 49 people were killed on June 12 in an Orlando gay nightclub.The gun control measures lost in largely party-line votes that showed the political power in Congress of gun rights defenders and the National Rifle Association.
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