As we all knew, and expected, a Senate bill to expand gun background checks failed to gain the 60 votes needed to pass. No matter what the NRA, and its lunatic followers wanted the country to believe, the bill was not about the second amendment, it was about strengthening and adding to laws that are already in effect.
The majority of people in the U.S. was in favor of mandatory background checks and supported a reform of our gun laws. The most discouraging and pathetic part of the charade was seeing how lawmakers voted and how removed they are from the pulse of the Nation. In the end it was a political game, there was nothing bipartisan about it at all, only an embarrassing spectacle.
For those of you who are keeping score, it’s Wayne LaPierre: 1. Gun control proponents: 0
After the sessions, the senators were tweeting and congratulating each other for working so well together and reaching across the aisle.
Here are some of the tweets:
We had the balls to stand up to the overwhelming wishes of the American people. They are such crybabies.
They thought they could scare us into voting to protect millions of innocent people from harm. We had to draw a line in the sand.
The polls said that 90% of the American people wanted us to vote a certain way, we agreed that we could not cave in to another special-interest group, enough already.
We had to set an example. If we had voted the way the American people wanted us to, it would have made us nothing more than their elected representatives.
When we want we can reach across the aisle to defy the interests of all
Who do they think they are? Yes, they voted us into office but we are not puppets they can't tell us how to vote
It was true bipartisanship. Republicans love guns, Dems like guns.
It was a good day; we did nothing to prevent future shootings.
They are crazy if they think we are obliged to listen to their input. Our duty is to do as we please
Don't they get it yet? GOP stands for Guns Over People. No need for gun control just make sure everyone has a weapon.
Thank you Senators for another job well done. Your checks are in the mail
And we even have something for the fags, go to www.pinkgun.com
God, it feels good to win. It just feels really, really good. Happiness is a warm gun. Pier Angelo