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Gun Politics Overtake Hunting Bill
Sportmen's Bill Faces Gun Amendment Gauntlet (Updated)

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 1:01 p.m. | The bipartisan sportsmen's bill appeared on the verge of collapse Wednesday.  

As usual, the feud is about considering amendments. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., moved to block all amendments by filling the amendment tree and end debate, but said he was willing to consider a limited number.  

Bipartisan Sportsmen's Bill Sparks Gun Control Duel

Durbin says the measure could spark a fight. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Photo)

A bipartisan bundle of hunting and fishing legislation could get shot down by a partisan battle over gun control.  

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has drafted an amendment limiting the circumstances under which veterans can be denied access to firearms because of mental illness, a proposal the Senate's No. 2 Democrat said would prompt a response from advocates of stricter gun control.