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Topic - Ladd Everitt
With chances iffy for winning a broad expansion of background checks in the Senate this week, gun control advocates face a tough choice: Hold out for a wide-ranging bill and risk killing it altogether, or find the stomach for a watered-down approach that ensures at least something passes.
President Obama on Sunday night pledged the remainder of his presidency to taking steps to end the string of spree shootings that have scarred the nation's consciousness in recent years.
"By taking action to plug this loophole, the administration is making sure things will stay that way," Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said in an email.
Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said it was doubtful that his group could accept the Coburn proposal even if the Toomey-Manchin plan fails to win the 60 votes needed to overcome any filibuster that could doom the bill.