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The impassioned push for new gun laws, born from the slaughter of schoolchildren, has collided with the marble-hard realities of Congress. A series of Senate votes Wednesday marked the biggest moment in nearly two decades for those who want to limit guns in America, and for those who don't. Gun control failed. President Barack Obama said now that the issue has been revived, it won't go away. But it's unclear what, if anything, comes next in gun politics.