Joe Manchin III

Senate Democrats end filibuster on proposed new gun laws

Senate Democrats end filibuster on proposed new gun laws

A 15-hour filibuster by Senate Democrats to try to block gun sales to suspected terrorists ended before dawn Thursday without any clear sign that the proposals will pass when votes are held next week.

The dramatic talkathon, days after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., gave Democrats a chance to voice their frustration at the congressional impasse on gun control while they tried to reconcile potential measures with Republicans.

The Senate is likely to vote on two of the Democrats’ proposals as early as Monday as amendments to a spending bill.

One amendment would bar those on federal terrorism watch lists from purchasing firearms. The other would mandate...

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