In wake of Orlando mass murder, Senate rejects all four proposed gun control amendments

As expected, the United States Senate today rejected all four amendments seeking to stem the tide of American gun violence. The two Democratic-backed amendments would have required background checks for all gun sales and prohibited individuals on the terror watch list from purchasing guns; the two competing Republican amendments would have increased funding to the background check program while requiring no new checks, and would have instituted a 72-hour delay when someone on the terror watch list went to purchase a gun, during which time law enforcement could go before a judge to “prove” the suspected individual was sufficient threat to disallow the sale.  Read More

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