Year after Senate rejects tighter background checks, gun-control advocates' goals more modest

  • by: ALAN FRAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 16, 2014 - 9:25 AM

WASHINGTON — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

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