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Congressman Denny Rehberg says he expects gun control advocates will try to advance their cause in Congress in the next couple of years, but will ultimately fail. Montana’s at-large congressman is a staunch opponent of gun control. The Republican says there could be enough antigun votes in the House to get gun control out of that chamber. But in an Associated Press interview, Rehberg said House Democratic leaders will be careful in bringing such measures out for a vote, because it causes problems for some Western and rural Democrats. And ultimately, Rehberg says, major gun control bills, such as an assault weapons ban, are likely to die in the Senate. U. S. Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester, both Democrats, have already come out strongly against possible moves by the Obama administration toward some gun restrictions.