Like vultures, liberals swarmed after the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre to push for gun control.
And they came swinging this time. A fifteen hour filibuster by Sen. Chris Murphy forced the Senate to vote on four gun control measures.
Unfortunately for them, there’s still a bit of sanity left in the Senate.
A series of dueling gun control measures in the Senate were each defeated Monday evening in the first proposed legislation in the wake of the Orlando terror attack.
The first vote was on the amendment by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to enhance funding for an existing gun background check system which needed 60 votes to pass. The final vote tally was 53 to 47.
The second vote was on a measure by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., to expand gun background checks and close the so-called gun show loophole where firearm purchases are not tracked. The final vote tally was 44 to 56.
Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas pushed a measure that would allow the government to delay a gun sale to a suspected terorrist for 72 hours, but require prosecutors to go to court to show probable cause to block the sale permanently. The National Rifle Associated backed the legislation, but it failed in a final vote of 53 to 47.
The fourth and final vote involved a measure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to keep people on a government terrorism watch list or other suspected terrorists from buying guns. The Justice Department endorsed her legislation, but it also failed with a final vote count of 47 to 53.
Liberals are going to blame this one on the NRA – but they never seem to question why the NRA is so powerful.
The NRA is powerful because of its membership. And by the way – it has a higher approval rating than our members of Congress.
H/T Michelle Jesse
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