18 April 2013

What the Senate's background-check vote shows us

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate blocked the Manchin-Toomey background checks amendment via a 54-46 vote (60 votes needed). The amendment would have required background checks on all commercial sales of guns, thereby closing the gun show loophole.

Their cowardly votes suggest that maybe those 46 senators believe that criminals, crazies, and terrorists should have unfettered access to firearms.

Or, perhaps more likely, their cowardly votes suggest that those 46 senators care more about appeasing the NRA than they care about the safety of their own constituents.

And they have the nerve to call themselves leaders.

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