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Idaho’s Crapo, Risch help kill gun control, cast identical votes on 7 amendments

Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch helped carry the day for opponents of tougher gun laws during a 2-hour string of votes late Wednesday. A filibuster-proof three-fifths vote was required for passage of amendments to the Safe Communities,

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Risch emerges as national spokesman for filibuster on gun control

Idaho GOP Sen. Jim Risch has appeared on CNN, NPR and CBS in the last 24 hours to make the case for blocking a vote on legislation beefing up background checks in the wake of December’s school shooting in Connecticut.

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