April 17th, 2013
03:18 AM ET

Senate to start votes on gun bill

The U.S. Senate will begin voting on amendments to gun legislation on Wednesday, including the leading proposals for tighter restrictions spurred by the Connecticut school massacre in December.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the list of first votes would include the bipartisan yet controversial agreement on expanding background checks proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania.

Also up in the first round will be Sen. Dianne Feinstein's proposal to ban the sale of semiautomatic firearms modeled after military style assault weapons.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. s kel

    the words failer and republican go hand in hand.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jamie

    The words s kel and toilet paper really do go hand in hand

    April 17, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Jiao

      Somebody must be a Republican.

      April 17, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. vikingwoman

    Great! Now if we could just start Actually Using gunlaws, then we'd really be rockin'!!

    April 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    A hung vote

    April 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Actually it would be a great start if the enforced the current gun laws! Then add an amendment to the background check to include a mental check as well.

    April 18, 2013 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |