Thursday, April 18, 2013
The fact that 90% of Americans support sensible background checks to own a gun was lost on the U.S. Senate yesterday. The senate by a vote of 54-46, including five Democrats, voted to kill the Manchin-Toomey Background Check bill.
Manchin-Toomey Background Check sought to expand background checks at gun shows and internet sales.
The measure was in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre when Adam Lanza, 20, shot twenty elementary school children and six adult staff member in a mass murder that rocked the nation to its core.
After the vote, President Obama, in a rare display of anger, called out Republicans and the NRA who had “willfully lied” about the background check proposal.
Democrats who voted against the bill include Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Max Baucus (MT), Mark Begich (AK) and Mark Pryor (AR).
Social media immediately erupted in a flurry of anger targeting the five Democrats with people posting “you’re fired” and “don’t think the NRA can save your job now.”
Media courtesy of BosGuy.com