Two of the final four amendments to the gun bill the Senate considered Wednesday followed the path of the first five into defeat. All amendments needed 60 votes to pass because: friggin' filibuster rules.
The Burr amendment would have mandated that people can only be barred from buying firearms for mental health reasons when a judicial authority has made that determination. Defeated 56-44.
The Lautenberg-Blumenthal amendment would have imposed a limit of 10 rounds in ammunition magazines. Defeated 46-54.
Two more proposals—the Barrasso amendment and the Harkin-Alexander amendment—will be considered Thursday along with whatever Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid chooses to do regarding the main bill.