April 17th, 2013
07:32 AM ET
1 year ago

Senate to start votes on gun bill

(CNN) – 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.

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  1. Gurgyl

    These idiots need to pass gun-bans. Period. Enough, kids killed. Pass strict immigration too into this nation. Cut all visas. Period.

    April 17, 2013 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    It's ridiculous that we need 60 votes on all of these measures. Can we get some real filibuster reform? What get's passed in the Senate will be a watered down bill with no teeth. We need an assault weapons ban. We need universal background checks. There needs to be ammunition limits. HIPAA regulations need to be changed in order to access records of those potentially mentally ill. Putting a band aid over this gaping wound is not enough.

    April 17, 2013 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  3. Guest

    Vote no on gun control. Does the governement effectively enforce any of our nations laws anymore? NO.

    STAND AND FIGHT AMERICA.

    April 17, 2013 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    The threats to America, never end.

    April 17, 2013 08:10 am at 8:10 am |