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The filibuster rule in the senate has got to go. Americans fate shouldn't be based on senate republicans, blue dog democrats and scare tactics from the NRA, influencing the outcomes of these votes. Stay strong Mrs. Gifford's, like the President says, it's only the first round.
This woman gets shot in the face and yet she shows more guts than all of these suits infesting Capital Hill put together.
When 90% of the population polled strongly supports universal background checks and the obstructionist GOP filibusters - forcing a vote count of 60 - we no longer have a viable political system. It's utterly shameful that the NRA has spread outright lies about the nature of this bill in order to defeat it.
The Bloomberg money machine tried to buy this vote. They were unsuccessful.
The guns used by the criminal shooters in Tucson and in Newtown were acquired legally AFTER the purchasers passed a federal background check. Nothing in the defeated bill would have changed the result in either instance.
I consider the Senate members that shot down this legislation to be more on heroic side for standing up and defending the constitution just as they take an oath to do so.
As if the Constitution ever impeded obama's left wing agenda? Sandy Hook could have been prevented had the killer's used a little common sense and not taught her mental deficient/sociopathic son not how to use LEGALLY purchased firearms. You can't prevent stupidity through new legislation. Just look at the last presidential election results.
The gun lobby drips with blood and spouts their good citizenship. A fraudulent a batch of irresponsible merchants and dangerous brainwashed government haters is what many of them are. They are the last people who should be trusted with guns and sharp objects.
this is a great example of legislating via their heads instead of via their emotions. Democrats like to use emotions to legislate while conservatives like to use their brains.
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