The expanded background check bill was blocked from debate by Republican leadership in the most undemocratic, heartless and shameful votes ever cast in our Senate!
Since 92 percent of us want these checks, the vote of 54 for debate and 46 against should have ensured continuation of our democratic process.
Four Democrats — Max Baucus of Montana, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mark Begich of Alaska and Heidi Heitcamp of North Dakota — broke from their party and cast shameful votes against debate.
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