(NBC News) – As emotion spills over for the victims in Orlando —
The senate today considers four gun-control measures – two from Democrats and two from Republicans.
The strictest, from Senator Dianne Feinstein, would ban sales to people on terror watch lists and others under investigation. “99-point-five percent are foreigners. They come in. There’s reason for them to be suspect. They will go through the same appeal process anybody else goes through,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein, (D) California.”
The Republican alternative: delaying gun sales for three days pending court review.
Donald Trump says it’s time for the U.S. to consider racial profiling – targeting people based on race or religion. “I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to use common sense,” said Donald Trump, (R) Presidential Candidate
The National Rifle Association argues gun control isn’t the answer to stop mass shootings like Orlando. “It’s like they are trying to stop a freight train with a piece of Kleenex.” Wayne LaPierre, NRA, Executive Vice President.
The other measures up for a vote today include requiring background checks at gun shows and making it harder to restrict sales to the mentally ill.
None of those measures are expected to pass.
Some Republicans have signaled they’re open to compromise. The question now: if the “no fly, no buy” measure fails as expected, will democrats compromise and support the three-day delay.