A series of gun control measure, the first legislation proposed following the deadly Orlando terrorist attack, failed Monday to garner enough votes in the Senate to move forward.
The first vote was on an amendment by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) to expand funding for an already-existing gun background check program, which needed 60 votes to move forward. The final vote was 53 to 47.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (C) (D-NY) speaks during a press conference held by Democratic senators calling for action on gun violence June 16, 2016 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The second vote was for a measure proposed by Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.) to enhance gun background checks and halt the so-called gun show loophole where firearm purchases are not tracked. The final vote for his amendment was 44 to 56.
Additionally, Republican Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) pushed an amendment that would allow the government to delay a firearm sale to a suspected terrorist for 72 hours. However, the measure would require prosecutors to go to court to show probable cause in order to permanently block the sale. Even with the backing of the National Rifle Association, the bill failed in a 53 …Read the Rest
Source:: The Blaze