Position: Oppose Status: Failed to pass a vote at 2:30 PM PDT, June 20, 2016. Nay: 53; Yea: 47
Amdt. 4751 to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill (S.2837) filed by Sen. Charles Grassley. Senator Grassley’s amendment would repeal longstanding law and make it legal for people with dangerous mental illnesses to buy guns. Specifically, this proposal would allow people who have been involuntarily committed due to severe mental illness to buy a gun immediately after leaving a psychiatric hospital and enable veterans who suffer from severe mental illness, and who are at risk of suicide, to legally buy guns. Furthermore, it would invalidate hundreds of thousands of mental health records already in the background check system.