Illinois’ U.S. Senators voted in support of amendments that would have restricted gun sales for those on a terror watch list as well tightening up background checks, but those amendments failed on Monday. In mostly party line votes a total of four amendments introduced in the U.S. Senate failed to get traction eight days after a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.
Illinois Republican Mark Kirk sided with democrats in his votes Monday saying Congress missed an opportunity to protect more Americas from gun violence. Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois said last week Republicans are more beholden to the National Riffle Association than to voters on the topic of gun violence:
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The amendments needed to get to a 60-vote threshold for approval, but all fell several votes short.