US Senate Voted to Proceed to Gun Control Legislation

The Senate is expected to take a vote on whether or not to proceed with a gun control bill introduced by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Senator Reid filled a cloture motion on Tuesday evening.

The Senate is set to vote on the Safe Schools, Safe Communities Act. The National Disability Rights Network is advocating for comprehensive reform.

UPDATE:

Vote occurred as scheduled, and the vote on the motion to allow debate passed easily.

from Jim Morrill ‏@jimmorrill on Twitter:
Sen. Richard Burr one of 16 GOP senators to vote to allow debate on gun bill. #NCPOL

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NY Times reporting on vote by geography. See the breakdown of the vote on the NYT site here: http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/113/senate/1/95?ref=us

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Senate begins debate on gun bill

CBS News ‏@CBSNews on Twitter:

Major hurdle cleared, Senate begins debate on gun bill http://cbsn.ws/12MjtrQ
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for emphasis repeating this statistic:
"There's a HUGE gender gap on guns, too: 65% of female respondents want stricter gun laws, versus just 44% of men"
--Retweeted by Chuck Todd.

Martha Brock