US Senate rejects series of gun-control measures

The US Senate has rejected a series of gun-control measures just days after the Orlando nightclub massacre shooting, including proposals to keep weapons out of the hands of people on terror watch lists.   

Senators from both Republican and Democratic parties introduced four partisan gun measures on Monday claiming they would strengthen background checks and prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining guns.

Two proposals which came from Republicans sought to increase funding for the national background check system and establish a judicial review process to keep a person on a terror watch list from buying a gun.

Two Democratic measures would have barred those on FBI watch lists or no-fly lists from buying firearms, expanded background checks to private gun sales and prevented gun sales to suspected terrorists.

There are 54 Republicans and 46 Democrats and Independents who vote with Democrats.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted down similar bills in…

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