Republican senators are pushing for a bill that would ban the importation of American-made guns, but Democrats are opposed to it.
The proposal would also prohibit the sale of any semi-automatic or automatic weapons to anyone with a “terrorist or domestic security clearance.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he plans to unveil the bill Thursday and has indicated it could include language to bar the sale to U.S. citizens with a history of domestic violence.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat, said the Senate would take a vote on the proposal Thursday afternoon.
Shaheens bill would bar gun buyers with “terrorist and domestic security clearances” from the country.
The measure would prohibit the import of any semiautomatic or automatic weapon from the United States or any jurisdiction that does not provide such a ban.
It also would ban U.N. Security Council members from purchasing any weapon from any U.K. state, including the United Kingdom.
Shahes bill has not yet received a vote in the Senate.
On Wednesday, Shahees office confirmed that the bill was coming.
The legislation is supported by a coalition of national security and gun control groups, including Everytown for Gun Safety and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The gun control measures are part of the U.C.L.A. package passed by the House last week.
The Senate is expected to vote on Shahee’s bill as early as Thursday.
Shaher has also said she supports the National Rifle Association’s call for tougher gun laws, including requiring background checks and limiting the number of weapons a person can buy.
“The NRA is a powerful force in the United State of America and is very committed to protecting Second Amendment rights,” Shaheez said.
“I look forward to working with Sen. Shaheees efforts to strengthen gun safety in this country.”
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