Senate Inches Toward Possible Vote on Gun Measures After 15-Hour 'Talk-a-Thon'

A 15-hour “talk-a-thon” may move the needle forward.

The votes would come days after a man who had pledged allegiance to ISIS killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub.

Many Republicans oppose Feinstein's bill as a violation of due process because innocent people sometimes end up on terror watch lists, so her bill would possibly deny people the right to purchase a firearm even if they are erroneously on the list.

Within that 72-hour period, federal authorities would have the opportunity to present a court order to block the individual from buying a gun if there is reason to believe the individual poses a threat.

While no voting is yet underway, Murphy’s so-called talk-a-thon served as a Democratic rallying cry to move forward on gun safety.

"It doesn't take courage to stand here on the floor of the U.S. Senate,” Murphy said in the early-morning hours, a large photo of Dylan on a canvas beside him.

“It takes courage to look into the eye of a shooter and instead of running, wrapping your arms around a 6-year-old boy and accepting death. If Anne-Marie Murphy could do that then ask yourself: What can you do to make sure that Orlando or Sandy Hook never, ever happens again?”