Sen. Rand Paul’s gun control bill filibuster threat failed in the Senate. The U.S. Senate voted 68-31 to begin gun control bill debate. GOP ayes include Ayotte, McCain, Alexander, Corker, Chambliss, Toomey, Flake, Isaakson, Graham, Kirk, Wicker, Coburn and Collins.
The procedural vote followed a breakthrough by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, on broadening background checks to include private purchases at gun shows and on the Internet.