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Obama to make statement after gun reform defeat

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President Barack Obama, who pledged to do everything he could to enact new gun laws after the Newtown massacre, will make a statement at 2130 GMT following Wednesday's failure of a bid in the Senate.

The statement in the White House Rose Garden will take place after a proposal to expand background checks for gun owners, the sole significant measure still with a chance of passage, was blocked by opponents in the Senate.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/obama-make-statement-after-gun-reform-defeat