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Paul plans to block new federal gun legislation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he plans to block new gun control legislation when the Senate reconvenes in Washington next month.

But the Kentucky senator stopped short of using the word "filibuster" while talking to reporters Wednesday at the University of Kentucky. Paul did say new legislation will have "significant opposition" and the Senate will need 60 votes to push it forward. The Senate requires 60 votes to halt a filibuster.

Politico reported Monday that Paul and fellow Republican senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee threatened to oppose gun control legislation in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The letter also lacked the word "filibuster" but said the senators will oppose a "motion to proceed" on a gun control bill, leaving little doubt of their intent, Politico reported.

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