Senator Barrasso Weighs in on Boston Tragedy and Gun Control Legislation

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (Photo by Ron Richter)
U.S. Senator John Barrasso (Photo by Ron Richter)

The events that unfolded in and around Boston last week will most certainly have a lasting effect on many throughout the country. We caught up with U.S. Senator John Barrasso while he was in Sheridan over the weekend to get his reaction on the tragedy that occurred.

The United States Senate last week defeated an amendment to the gun control bill that would have expanded background checks to include all firearms sales at gun shows and over the Internet, while exempting personal transactions. Senator Barrasso explains why he voted against the amendment.

Lawmakers proceeded to defeat several other amendments that included a proposed ban on assault weapons and a ban on high-capacity magazines. Democratic leaders are on record for saying that they are content with taking the issue of backgrounds checks into the 2014 midterm election.

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