A gang of 16 Republicans joined a near-unanimous Democrat caucus to proceed to the floor of the U.S. Senate to consider a gun control bill that will criminalize most private sales of firearms between citizens, unless they are subject to background checks.
Fourteen Republicans had pledged to filibuster the move. But only two Democrats opposed the gun control measure, and with the gang of 16 Republican turncoats joining the Democrat majority, the filibuster group failed to garner enough support to sustain the filibuster.
Apparently the looming threat to the Democrats who serve red states that are heavily populated with Republican voters was not enough to prevent most from voting in favor of the infringement on the Second Amendment.
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