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WASHINGTON — The Senate as expected on Monday rejected four partisan gun measures offered in the wake of the Orlando massacre.
Two Republican proposals would have increased funding for the national background check system and created a judicial review process to keep a person on a terror watch list from buying a gun.
Two Democratic measures would have expanded background checks to private gun sales and allowed the Justice Department to ban gun sales to suspected terrorists.
Democrats say the GOP is out of step with the American people, pointing to polls that show a majority want stricter gun laws. An NBC News/Survey Monkey online poll conducted after the Orlando massacre last week found 61% of those surveyed support stricter gun laws; 38% opposed them. The survey also found 60% support a ban on "assault weapons" and 38% oppose it.
allowed the Justice Department to ban gun sales to suspected terrorists.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: watchitburn
I know I wrote my Congressman and both of my Senators in advance of this vote. I reminded them that party doesn't matter to me when it comes to my gun rights. I won't vote for ANYONE that compromises on the 2nd Amendment. I am guessing I wasn't the only one to write them.
originally posted by: Liquesence
Can someone explain to me how requiring background checks for certain guns and preventing people on watch lists from buying guns infringes on any citizen's right to keep and bear arms?
I keep hearing this argument, and, frankly, it's a FoS argument.