While Americans watched and waited, the Senate voted. They decided to vote, not to act. The majority decided that the country did not need gun owners to have background checks when they purchased guns at gun shows or on the Internet. These were the same rules that are required when guns are purchased from licensed dealers. The vote was 54 in favor to 46 against. Under the Senate rules the motion failed because 60 votes in favor were needed.
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