It's a disappointing week for gun control

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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON — An uncontroversial mental health measure authored by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, was one of the few proposals to win Senate approval this week as lawmakers abandoned, at least for the moment, efforts to address the country's gun violence.

Harkin touted the benefits that would come from his legislation, adopted 95-2, such as training for teachers on how to recognize signs of mental illness among young people.

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