The Senate will debate new gun control laws and the Second Amendment for at least the next two weeks, so what should people expect in the historic debate?
Houston_Gun_Show_at_the_George_R._Brown_Convention_CenterThe most contentious issue will be the expanded background checks proposed by a bipartisan pair of senators, Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey, who helped the gun control issue make it to the Senate floor and past a threatened GOP filibuster.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says background checks will be the first amendment to the gun control bill to face a floor debate. Expect that debate to start next Tuesday, as the filibuster’s supporters will probably use 30 hours of floor time to delay the measure.
Starting the debate on Tuesday also gives senators time to speak with constituents on the weekend and travel back to Washington.