Posted at: 04/17/2013 4:32 PM
| Updated at: 04/17/2013 5:54 PM
By: WNYT Staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wednesday night at the US Capitol, the Senate rejected a bipartisan effort to expand background checks on gun purchases.
It was the centerpiece of the drive to reduce gun violence and a major priority for President Obama.
During a live news conference, The President said gun lobby and its allies 'willfully lied' about the background check bill.