The Senate crushed dreams of anti-gun supporters by sending to the garbage can all four new gun bills presented in the wake of Orlando.
Well done Senate.
The Senate this afternoon rejected four different gun bills supposedly intended to help deal with future Orlando-like mass shootings; two related to the background check systems operation, two related to keeping terror suspects from getting guns. Procedurally, all of the bills needed 60 supporting votes to stay alive for now.
Jacob Sullum explained the for-now failed bills related to the terror watch list in detail earlier today. One, from California’s reliably anti-gun Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D), would, as Sullum reported, allow the attorney general to deny a gun sale if, in Feinstein’s bill’s language, the A.G. “determines, based on the totality of the circumstances, that the transferee represents a threat to public safety based on a reasonable suspicion that the transferee…