How Lawmakers Attempted and Failed to Pass Gun Restrictions in the Country

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is telling fellow lawmakers not to expect a vote on gun control anytime soon. 

In the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo and Texas, Schumer says he will not bring any gun control measures to the floor because he doesn’t believe there will be enough Republican votes to pass them. 

Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut says it’s important – just to get to the stage where you can vote on proposed measures.

“We’re putting people on the record,” said Sen. Murphy. “One way or another we’re going to have a debate here. We’re going to force people to tell America which side they are on.”

Lawmakers have tried and failed for the last decade to pass gun restrictions. Here are some past efforts.