Chuck Schumer

Dems seek Senate vote on barring guns for terror suspects

Democrats will try forcing a Senate vote on a proposal making it harder for suspected terrorists and people on government terror watch lists to buy guns and explosives, they said Monday as Congress moved toward a possible partisan fight following the weekend's mass shooting in Orlando.

Their response, and remarks by Republicans focusing on the threat from the Islamic State extremist group, underscored how the mass killing in Florida touched on a range of political issues just months before elections in which control of the White House and Congress are at stake.

Top Democratic senators told reporters they'd seek a fresh vote on a proposal by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.,...