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Rubio joins Lee, Paul, Cruz effort to filibuster Senate gun bill

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Sen. Marco Rubio R-Fla. has decided to sign a letter from Sens. Mike Lee R-Utah, Rand Paul R-Ky., and Ted Cruz R-Texas informing  Senate Majority Harry Reid that they will block any attempt to bring the Senate gun control bill to the Senate floor.

In order for the bill to proceed in the Senate, Reid will have to clear a 60 vote threshold.

Rubio explained in a statement that he remained opposed any further gun restrictions for lawful gun owners.

“We should look for ways to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill prone to misusing them, but I oppose legislation that will be used as a vehicle to impose new Second Amendment restrictions on responsible, law-abiding gun owners,” he said. “We should work to reduce tragic acts of violence by addressing violence at its source, including untreated mental illness, the lack of adequate information-sharing on mental health issues, and the breakdown of the family.”

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