Ten days after the killing of Orlando, the US Senate again rejected, not surprisingly, a hardening of the Arms Act. The Republican majority in the upper house, voted against two Democratic proposals, including one to prohibit individuals appearing on the terrorist watch lists, purchase firearms.
Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski took the example of Omar Mateen, the killer of Orlando, which was registered by the FBI: '' Why are he has so many checks before boarding a plane to protect us terrorism, so that lets people under surveillance, buy weapons? ''
Democrats also rejected a Republican proposal to delay 72 hours the sale of weapons to terrorist suspects, the time that a judge approve or not the ban.
"There is a solution that I am committed to finding, says Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte. But to find this solution, we must come together, rather than having competing proposals that have, for the most part failed in this room, when we voted in December. Let's put aside the stratagems and we gather to make a proposal that is effective for the American people. ''
The other leading Democrats proposal aims to generalize the checks of criminal and psychiatric history before any transaction in the armories, but also in specialized fairs.