U.S. Senate Rejects Gun Regulation


This week the U.S. Senate rejected a gun regulation that would affect people with mental illnesses.

Every Republican Senator voted to reject it—and Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly joined the GOP chorus.

It would have required the Social Security Administration to notify the National Gun Registry about applicants who suffer from mental illness.

The NRA was against it, as was the ACLU.

Senator Donnelly said it didn’t make sense and called it overly broad.

Donnelly was among four democrats who strayed outside party lines to toss out the rule.

House lawmakers rolled back the regulation earlier this month.

Former President Obama pushed the rule in an attempt to crack down on gun violence after his other initiatives failed in congress.

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