(Washington, DC) -- A measure expanding federal background checks for gun purchases has failed in the Senate. The vote was 54-46, short of a 60 vote threshold needed for passage. The background checks measure was thought to have the best chance of passage among a number of bills aimed at curbing gun violence. In his capacity as president of the Senate, Vice President Joe Biden presided over the vote.
Posted April 17th, 2013 @ 4:31pm