U.S. Sen. Richard Burr's vote to allow debate on the gun bill has drawn a protest from the pro-gun group Grass Roots North Carolina, which will demonstrate outside Burr's Winston-Salem office Tuesday morning.
Grass Roots North Carolina labels Burr a "sellout" for voting for the motion to allow debate on the bill that will expand background checks for gun purchases. Burr had threatened to vote against the motion, but changed his mind. He was one of 16 Republican senators who joined 50 Democrats and two independents in the 68-31 vote last week.
Burr has an A-plus rating from the National Rifle Association.