Tenn. Senators Help Vote Down Expanded Gun Legislation

Senate Republicans on Wednesday rejected an amendment to tighten background checks for gun buyers and ban assault weapons, the Nashville City Paper Reports. Tennessee Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both voted against the legislation. “I voted against the so-called ‘assault weapons’ ban because it clearly infringes on Second Amendment rights, and I voted against the Toomey-Manchin amendment because it could easily evolve into a national gun registry.” Alexander said.