Senate leader McConnell says wants to deny guns to 'terrorists'

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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 3:23 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said "nobody wants terrorists to have firearms" and that he was open to suggestions from experts on legislation that could address the problem.

McConnell made his remarks amid blistering attacks by Democrats on the lack of action in Congress on legislation to deny suspects on "watch lists" from purchasing guns or explosives.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by James Dalgleish)