The U.S. Senate Wednesday flat out rejected a plan to expand background checks for gun buyers in a failing vote of 54 to 46. Senator Mike Enzi spoke out against the proposed legislation on the floor just before the vote, saying that legislators should do more to ensure current laws are being followed.
Enzi said this piece of legislation, if passed, would infringe on the constitutional rights of gun owners across the country. He says many of his constituents in Wyoming called on him to oppose this - and any other attempt - at placing additional restrictions on American freedoms.
In his statements, he emphasized that the Senate needs to examine the entire problem of types of violence experienced recently in this country, but not by passing laws that create a false sense of security while infringing on constitutional rights.