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Interview: Leahy Optimistic About Gun Legislation

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted to open debate on gun control legislation. One person at the center of this discussion is Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Bob Kinzel spoke with Leahy on Thursday about the whether he was surprised by the wide margin of senators who agreed to have the debate on gun control.