They didn't use the word filibuster, but the action was implied. Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are sending a strong message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: We three will block any legislation that imposes more gun restrictions.
The trio are hand delivering the letter containing that message to Mr. Reid on Tuesday, Politico reports. The news agency was given an advance copy of the letter.
Mr. Reid is scheduled to bring up a gun bill that expands the mandates for background checks at the federal level to all private transactions. But amendments could be added; of greatest concern are assault-type weapons bans and restrictions on ammunition.
"We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions," the letter states, as Politico reports.
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