U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released a statement applauding the Senate for striking down an amendment that tramples on our Second Amendment Rights:
"New gun control measures like the Senate tried to pass today will not solve the epidemic of violence plaguing our country, but they will trample on our Second Amendment rights," said Hudson. "I applaud the bipartisan group of Senators today who voted to protect our Constitutional rights, and now hope we can finally start to have the important conversation about the underlying causes of violence, instead of pushing a political agenda aimed at stripping us of our most basic freedoms."
The Manchin-Toomey Amendment to S.649, the Firearms Bill, attempted to expand background checks for gun purchases. The final vote count on the legislation was 54-46, failing to secure the 60 votes needed to pass.