US Senate votes on gun curbs in swift response to Orlando shooting

By REUTERS
June 20, 2016 14:33

 
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WASHINGTON - The US Senate will make its strongest push in years to tighten gun controls on Monday, voting on four proposals a week after the Orlando shooting massacre prompted new calls to keep firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists.

But while the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history has spurred quick action in Congress, none of the bills is expected to achieve the 60 votes needed for passage in the 100-seat chamber, as Republicans and Democrats have not been able to reach consensus on the extent of any new restrictions.

The proposals aimed at strengthening background checks for gun purchases will come as amendments to a Justice Department spending bill.

Two other proposals will get votes on Monday, including Murphy's plan to expand background checks to online sales and those at gun shows, and Republican Senator Charles Grassley's plan to boost funding for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and add mental health considerations to the checks.


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