Saturday, April 12, 2014

Senate Fail. We the People Are Not Amused

So in the wake of yet more gun carnage in America, there was yet another bill in Congress with a loophole for gun purchasers carefully crafted in to protect the rights of gun owners. It was authored by two legislators ,vetted and given an A+ by the gun lobby, and in spite of all that it failed to pass.

 I don't know about you, but I am absolutely stunned that the bi-partisan bill  to close the background check loophole could not pass the senate.  In spite of phone calls and cajoling by both the President and Vice President, and most of all, in spite of the emotional appeals made by the parents of  Sandy Hook Connecticut, the bill did not garner the 60 votes necessary to pass the Senate.

The score stands Gun Lobby 1 and the people of the United States a big, fat zero.  Yes indeed folks, here in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, we have the best Congress money can buy.  RIP dead children of Sandy Hook.

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