Transcript for Senate Schedules Vote to Disallow Those on a Terror Watch List From Purchasing Guns
We turn now to the push for change in Washington. Omar Mateen had been interviewed by the FBI three times, but still, there were no red flags when he bought guns just days before the massacre. He was not on any list, but this number tonight. Between 2004 and 2014, people who were on the terror watch lists who tried to buy guns or explosives were approved nine out of ten times. Connecticut senator Chris Murphy standing with a photo of a victim of sandy hook, pushing senate leaders to vote on gun reform proposals. So, did anything happen today, and will it happen at all? ABC's Mary Bruce, asking questions on capitol hill tonight. Reporter: After nearly 15 hours of outrage -- I've had enough. Of the ongoing slaughter of innocents. And I've had enough of inaction in this body. Reporter: And fresh frustration from victims. Suspected terrorists are prohibited from boarding planes, yet they can still legally purchase firearms. Reporter: Tonight, the senate is responding. Lawmakers were hoping for a vote today, now scheduled for Monday. Democrats and republicans we spoke with agree -- suspected terrorists, like the Orlando shooter, should not be allowed to purchase firearms. The broad majority of the American people want us to act. Reporter: But that's where the agreement ends. Democrats want to ban anyone on the terror watch list from buying a gun. But republicans want a three-day waiting period, to make sure the buyer is actually a suspected terrorist. Senators are already digging in their heels. Amendments are laughable. They're written by the NRA. They make this country less safe. It's almost as if they're sitting around just rejoicing, hoping something bad will happen so they can get back into their gun mode. Reporter: Senator, why is it so difficult to get anything done on the gun issue? Good question. Let's see if some of my democratic colleagues want to actually make some progress. And Mary Bruce with us live tonight on capitol hill. Mary, any idea when there will be a vote and is the outcome really expected to be any different? Reporter: That vote is coming Monday. Lawmakers feel this should be a tipping point, but David, we've heard that many times before. And like before, don't expect any major changes. David?
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