Democrats in Congress attempted to force a vote on gun control measures in both houses Tuesday, further pressuring Republicans to address gun violence days after the San Bernardino shootings.
A leader of the House move, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena), said his efforts would continue Wednesday and the rest of the week.
In the Senate, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked their colleagues for unanimous consent to pass a bill that would prevent individuals on the FBI's terrorist watch list from purchasing guns and explosives. A vote was not allowed.
Democrats in the House attempted to bring a similar measure, written by Rep. Peter T. King...