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Gun measures bypass threat of filibuster with GOP help

Votes expected soon; victims’ families lauded

WASHINGTON — Families of those killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut watched from the gallery as the Senate voted 68 to 31 on Thursday to consider a bundle of proposals aimed at curbing gun violence and massacres.

Each New England senator voted in favor of moving forward to debate on the proposed gun control legislation — Democrat Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts showing her vote with a simple thumbs-up and a smile.

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