Single Senator Blocks Gun Bill

If you've been keeping up on this story, you know that a controversial bill to update the National Instant Criminal Background Check System—the nation's first new gun bill in more than a decade, simultaneously backed by the NRA and blasted by other gun groups, including the Gun Owners of America — has passed the House in a voice vote and is now being debated in the Senate. But not voted on, for now, thanks to Sen. Tom Coburn, (R-Okla.), who is employing a controversial procedural tactic to put the bill on hold, saying the legislation is too expensive and potentially interferes with Second Amendment rights that should be guaranteed. Read the article here.