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S Amdt 4720 - Prohibits the Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists - Key Vote

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Johnny Isakson voted Nay (Cloture Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (47-53) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to invoke cloture on an amendment to HR 2578 that authorizes the attorney general to deny the transfer of a firearm to a known or suspected terrorist.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the attorney general to deny the transfer of a firearm if he or she determines that the transferee is a threat to public safety based on a “reasonable” suspicion that the transferee is engaged in terrorism.
  • Requires the attorney general to establish a procedure to ensure that if an individual who has been under investigation for terrorism within the previous 5 years attempts to purchase a firearm, the attorney general is promptly notified of the attempt.
Note:

NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits the Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists

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