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Make It Stop


With Republicans in the majority in Congress, gun control advocates are playing defense. They’re trying to beat back one bill that would deregulate silencers and another that would allow concealed carry permits to be transferred from state to state. That means a permit obtained in a state with weak gun laws would be valid in a state with stronger restrictions.

Advocates have the best shot at defeating the legislation in the Senate, where Democrats can make use of the filibuster. Below is a list of six key senators — four Democrats and two Republicans — who have voted with the gun lobby in the past and are up for re-election next year. Some can be prodded to change their positions and others should be pushed out of office.