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April 2nd, 2013
11:10 AM ET

Fmr. Sen. Snowe: Gun control legislation possible, public needs to demand bipartisanship in politics

News this morning that Connecticut lawmakers are reaching a deal on sweeping new legislation strengthening gun laws. This is the first measure in this state since the Newtown school massacre back in December. It strengthens background checks and expands an assault weapons ban, among several other items.

This comes as gun control legislation struggles in the national level with no compromise in sight for the proposals that Vice President Biden's gun task force suggested.

This morning on "Starting Point," fmr. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), who retired in 2012 to join the Bipartisan Policy Center as a senior fellow, weighs in on the chances of national gun control legislation, and shares what she thinks will help encourage bipartisanship in Congress.

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