Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said her bipartisan bill to block people on terrorist watch lists from buying guns will receive a test vote as soon as Thursday afternoon.
Democrats have been sitting in on the House floor to force a vote on gun control legislation. Collins, in remarks reported by The Hill, said it was her “best bet” that a vote on a motion to table her proposal will take place Thursday afternoon. Supporters of her proposal will need a majority of the Senate to vote against tabling it.
The legislation would allow the Attorney General to block gun sales to a person on the no-fly list or “selectee list,” which requires additional airport screening. It would also allow for that decision to be appealed.
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