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5:15 p.m. EDT June 20, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Senate was preparing to vote Monday on four gun-control measures, including legislation to expand background check requirements for gun buyers and ban sales to suspected terrorists.
But the chamber's Democratic and Republican leaders offered no indication that any of the measures will get the bipartisan support needed to advance.
The proposals scheduled for a vote Monday — all as amendments to a Justice Department spending bill — include:
► An amendment by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would allow the attorney general to deny a gun sale to anyone if she has a "reasonable belief" — a lesser standard than "probable cause" — that the buyer was likely to engage in terrorism. The proposal is popularly known as the "no-fly, no-buy" amendment, but wouldn't just apply to people on the "no fly" terrorist watch list.
► An Republican alternative by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, which would require that law enforcement be alerted when anyone on the terror watch list attempts to buy a weapon from a licensed dealer. If the buyer has been investigated for terrorism within the past five years, the attorney general could block a sale for up to three days while a court reviews the sale.
► An amendment by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, would make it more difficult to add mentally ill people to the background check database, giving people suspected of serious mental illness a process to challenge that determination.
► An amendment by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., that would close the "gun show loophole" by requiring every gun purchaser to undergo a background check, and to expand the background check database.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
What part of this vote bans guns?
originally posted by: MrSpad
God forbid we delay somebody suspected of being a terrorist from buying a gun for 3 days.