Following a Senate filibuster staged by Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, California Democrat Dianne Feinstein’s due process busting terror watch list gun legislation appears doomed despite support by the Obama administration and the Justice Department.
It is uncertain if Feinstein’s bill and competing legislation authored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will receive the 60 votes required unless a deal is reached.
A vote is scheduled for Monday.
In December, failure to reach a deal doomed anti-Second Amendment legislation in the Senate following the shooting in San Bernardino, California.
Feinstein’s legislation would permit the federal government to deny individuals on a secret terrorist watch list the right to exercise the Second Amendment if authorities decide there is a “reasonable belief that the weapon would be used in connection with terrorism.”
Cornyn said negotiations in the Senate failed because Feinstein “thought due process of law and the Constitution were not necessary.”
Feinstein’s bill would suspend not only the Second Amendment, but also the Fourth and the Sixth.