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The first issue that the Senate will be taking up after its Easter recess is the palette of gun control measures passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, including universal background checks for all firearms sales and a crackdown on gun trafficking and straw purchases. On Tuesday the Democrat-controlled Senate led by Majority Leader Harry Reid dropped a proposed assault weapons ban from their package. Vice President Joe Biden was in New York City Thursday with Mayor Bloomberg surrounded by the families of Newtown victims pledging to continue to fight for an assault weapons ban.

"For all those who say we can't ban assault weapons" Biden said Thursday. "I say one thing: Think about Newtown."

On 'Real News' Friday the panel opened the show discussing public opinion on different gun control measures, strife in the Democratic caucus on the issue, and the legislation set to hit the floor early next month.

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