The Democrats’ failure to secure gun control measures in the Senate is seen as a big victory for the GOP and gun rights groups. But in the long run, the ongoing battle over weapons regulations could play a part in the next presidential race.
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A bipartisan proposal on expanded background checks for gun purchases was defeated in a Senate vote on Wednesday afternoon, after key members signaled earlier in the day they wouldn’t support the measure.
With gun control in the news, Lyle Denniston looks at the argument that a new constitutional amendment would be the only way to satisfy groups on both sides of the issue.
Constitution Daily looks at the possible swing Senate votes on the contentious issue of background checks for some gun purchases, and the key players in the floor debate.
The Supreme Court said on Monday that it won’t consider a case that would clarify the right to own a firearm outside the home for lawful purposes such as self-defense.