June 2016: Proposed Gun Control Measures Fail in Senate
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of June 2016.
1. Shooting on UCLA Campus 2. Paul Ryan Endorses Trump 3. Stanford Swimmer Sentenced 4. Muhammad Ali, 74 5. Hillary Clinton Presumptive Democratic Nominee 6. Gordie Howe, 88 7. Gawker Media Declares Bankruptcy 8. Terror in Orlando Nightclub 9. Pittsburgh Penguins Win Stanley Cup 10. Hamilton at the Tony Awards 11. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn 12. Tragedy in Disney World 13. Dustin Johnson Wins U.S. Open 14. Cavaliers Win NBA Championship 15. Corey Lewandowski Leaves Trump Campaign 16. Gun Control Measures Fail 17. Healthcare Bust 18. Ben Simmons #1 Draft Pick 19. Second Officer Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Case 20. Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action 21. Supreme Court Overturns Texas Abortion Law 22. Winningest Coach Pat Summitt Dies 22. Military Opens Ranks to Transgenders
- Proposed Gun Control Measures Fail in Senate
- Four gun control policies brought to the Senate on Monday, June 20, 2016, fail passage. This outcome was not completely unexpected as these policies were brought up in December after the San Bernardino shooting and failed then as well. The Democrats propose stronger background checks and a ban on gun purchases by those on the FBI "no-fly list," while the Republicans propose a "fix" of the background system in place now and a 72-hour wait time for those on the FBI "no-fly list." The Senate, made up of 54 Republicans and 46 Democrats, are currently unable to come to an agreement on gun control. In protest, on June 22 at midday, the Democrats began a sit-in on the House floor, which lasted until 3AM on Thursday.
- Photo source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite