On December 3rd, 2015, the Senate voted five times on gun safety amendments. All five of the amendments failed to get the necessary votes.
The two most critical votes were to close the “terror gap” and to expand background checks. The “terror gap” allows individuals to pass a background check and purchase a gun even if they are on the FBI terrorist watch list. For a full list of the Senators’ votes on the terror gap go here. The expanded background check bill would have required purchasers pass a background check for internet and gun show sales. For a full list of the Senators’ votes on background checks go here.