WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington, D.C.) – Despite their successful efforts on Monday to vote down four gun safety regulations introduced in the aftermath of the Orlando gay bar shooting, Senate Republicans have proven that they are capable of passing a comprehensive gun legislation even without intervention from the National Rifle Assocation (NRA).
In an unprecedented vote late Monday night, Senate Republicans managed to unanimously pass a new bill that practically ends all debate on gun safety.
Fifty four GOP senators voted in favor of a proposal drafted by Republican leaders re-classifying assault weapons as hunting rifles.
Senator Ted Cruz who was among the proponents of the new law said that the re-classification should satisfy the clamor of concerned Americans to outlaw weapons of mass shooting and thereby prevent future tragedies such as those in Orlando and Sandy Hook.
This is the first time in the history of the U.S. Senate where 100% of GOP senators took a stand to ensure the safety of all Americans and protect them from any form of gun violence resulting from assault and similar weapons.