The Senate will not take up a bill to repeal or strengthen federal gun control measures until it considers an amendment by Sen. Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin GrahamGOP: ‘The people of Tennessee deserve a chance to decide’ on gun bill Graham: ‘Tennessee is not a sanctuary state’Graham: ‘This is a bill that is needed to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill’Graham’s amendment would allow states to keep the current federal assault weapons ban, but only to ban high-capacity magazines and other weapons that hold more than 10 rounds.
Graham’s amendment is backed by about a dozen Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The bill is being debated by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has been holding hearings on gun legislation since April.
The committee is set to consider Graham’s bill Wednesday afternoon.
Graham’s bill is not the only gun control measure to be delayed this week.
Graham also wants to increase penalties for gun trafficking, but his amendment to that bill would not go into effect until a new president takes office.
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