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04/09/2013 08:30 am ET | Updated Jun 09, 2013

CBS News: No GOP Backers Of Gun Control Filibuster Would Agree To An Interview

CBS News called out 14 Republican senators on Tuesday for declining requests to be interviewed about their proposed filibuster of an upcoming gun control bill.

The senators—including minority leader Mitch McConnell—are part of an effort, led by Kentucky's Rand Paul, to block any potential expansion of gun laws in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. On Tuesday's "CBS This Morning," congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on the lobbying being done by families of some of the Newtown victims. She then said that none of the potential filibustering senators had agreed to an interview.

"We asked all 14 Republican senators for an interview about their filibuster threat, but none of them were available," Cordes said.

The show did talk to Republican Jonny Isakson, who said he did not think a filibuster was appropriate.

It is not the first time a news outlet has publicly said it could not secure interviews with opponents of gun control. In December, NBC's "Meet the Press" and CBS' "Face the Nation" both went public with their failed attempts to get gun-rights backers on their shows.

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