Senate to vote on 4 gun control measures

Published 9:59 am Monday, June 20, 2016

The Senate plans to take four procedural votes Monday on amendments that would improve or expand background checks and make it harder for suspected terrorists to purchase guns.

None is expected to get the 60 votes required for further action.

Democrats were expected to block two Republican amendments, arguing that they fall short in controlling the sales of guns. Republicans were expected to block two Democratic amendments, contending that they threaten the constitutional rights of gun owners.

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