Mayors pressure McConnell on gun control

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate’s majority leader, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, is getting more heat for not bringing to a vote legislation that would expand background checks for gun purchases.

More than 200 mayors have signed a letter calling for McConnell to bring senators back to Washington from their August recess to pass measures approved this year by the Democratic-run House.

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Two of the mayors are from cities in Texas and Ohio where deadly mass shootings occurred last weekend.