The proposal would allow people to petition for restoration of their gun rights.
Sen. Mike Rounds used his first speech from the Senate floor to slam overregulation.
It passed easily on a voice vote.
Senate Republicans are moving the bill to the Senate floor months earlier than usual.
Mario Trujillo 06/02/15 02:49 PM EDT
Snowden was mentioned nearly 40 times in the Congressional Record in May.
Three Americans are currently in Iranian custody.
"Since when did the United States Senate outsource its decision making?" Cornyn asked.
Julian Hattem and Jordain Carney 06/02/15 10:53 AM EDT
The legal authority for the NSA's powers expired at midnight on Sunday.
The Senate will take a procedural vote on the USA Freedom Act.
ISIS militants have been destroying ancient ruins in war zones.