Minn. senators vote party line

Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken voted against a GOP proposal to require that law enforcement be alerted when anyone on the terror watch list tries to buy a weapon from a licensed dealer. If the buyer has been investigated for terrorism within the past five years, the attorney general could block a sale for up to three days.

Klobuchar and Franken voted against a GOP proposal to make it more difficult to add people with mental illness to the background check database.

Klobuchar and Franken voted for a Democratic proposal to allow the attorney general to deny a gun sale to anyone if there is "reasonable belief" that the buyer was likely to engage in terrorism.

Klobuchar and Franken voted for a Democratic proposal to close the so-called gun show loophole by requiring every gun purchaser to undergo a background check.

Baird Helgeson