Wednesday, April 17, 2013
President Obama: This is a pretty shameful day for Washington
NRA: "Mentally Ill, Criminals, Domestic Abusers and Terrorist deserve guns"
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate rejected bipartisan legislation Wednesday aimed at tightening restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting repeated appeals from President Barack Obama and personal pleas by families of the victims of last winter's mass elementary school shooting in Connecticut.
Attempts to ban assault-style rifles and high capacity ammunition magazines also faced certain defeat in a series of showdown votes four months after a gunman killed 20 elementary school children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary.
The background check measure commanded a majority of senators, 54-46, but that was well short of the 60 votes needed to advance. Forty-one Republicans and five Democrats sided together to scuttle the plan. source
Although over 90% of Americans support this legislation, the GOP claims this is a victory. President Obama with his righteous indignation asks (and answers) exactly who has won? Certainly not the American public, school children, police forces, churches, malls etc.
Shallow, rigid, bigoted, small minded and insular men who are more interested in defeating anything Obama -- even when supported by the vast majority of Americans --as opposed to serving the peoples interest.
Watch as Obama declares: This is a "shameful day for Washington."