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U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT) speaks as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (R), Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) (L) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) (2nd L) participate in a news conference on gun control at the Capitol June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Senate failed to pass four competing amendments on gun control just a week after the nation's worst mass shooting in modern history at a gay nighclub in Orlando, Florida. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT) speaks as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (R), Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) (L) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) (2nd L) participate in a news conference on gun control at the Capitol June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Senate failed to pass four competing amendments on gun control just a week after the nation's worst mass shooting in modern history at a gay nighclub in Orlando, Florida. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The Senate Monday night voted down four gun control measures, just eight days after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Two rival measures - one from Democrats, one from Republicans - focused on making it harder for suspected terrorists to buy guns, and two others would have expanded background checks. The New York Daily News, known for its provocative headlines, expressed frustration about the measures not passing on its Tuesday front page.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about the votes, and how the gun issue is likely to play out in November - both in the presidential race, and in Senate and House races.

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Ailsa Chang, NPR’s congressional correspondent. She tweets at @ailsachang.

This segment aired on June 21, 2016.

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