Republicans Block Measures To Stop Suspected Terrorists From Buying Guns After Orlando Massacre – Again!
One week after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Senate Republicans blocked measures that would restrict the sale of guns to suspected terrorists.
A measure to require background checks for the sale of firearms at gun shows and the internet failed with 56 senators voting against.
A measure to block the sale of guns to suspected terrorists on the “no-fly” list failed with 53 senators voting against.
A measure to delay the sale of fireamrs for three days to suspected terrorists on the “no-fly” list or those suspected of terrorism ties also failed.
A measure to increase funding for background checks also failed.
The votes were triggered after a filibuster by the Democrats last week for the Senate’s inaction regarding gun control.
Just last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to “deny terrorists guns” – and yet again, his party has blocked legislation that would do so. This is the second time the Republicans have blocked proposals for gun control after a mass shooting. The last time was just last December after the San Bernardino shooting.