Barack Obama gun control defeat
Carolyn Kaster / ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

“All in all this was a pretty shameful day for Washington.”
— President Obama in his statement at the White House following the defeat of the Toomey-Manchin Senate gun control amendment.
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SteveJameson
SteveJameson

Isn't it ironic how Obama can cram his own agendas (Obamacare, cover up Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Amnesty to illegal aliens, you name it) down the American People's throats in the middle of the night but when he allows the process to work, and the outcome isn't what he planned, he can't respect the opinion (vote) of others without throwing a temper tantrum. He's no leader, period! 


The problem with Liberals and Progressives is they think that taking away the 2nd Amendment is going to somehow miraculously avenge the death of all those beautiful kids in Newton. The truth? No, it's not! No bill, no measure, no regulation is ever going to bring those kids back, or serve as vengeance and revenge for the horrific crime that took place. All you're going to do is further remove more and more freedoms from law-abiding Americans who understand and respect the 2nd Amendment and choose to protect themselves. Criminals will never respect the law, or our rights. There are bad people in the world, and no measure the Government enacts will ever change that. That is the sad truth! 

It was a great day to see that our Constitution still lives in America! It was a great day to see that the words "Shall not be infringed" still have meaning, despite Obama's attempts to burn the Constitution and our rights. It was a great day to stand together and show we, as free people, can still defend ourselves. 

Thank God for the USA!

KevinGroenhagen
KevinGroenhagen

Any day that Obama the Unready sits in the White House is a shameful day for Washington and the country.

reallife
reallife

A sign of things to come...  get used to it

jmac
jmac

How sad is it that Cornyn's amendment to allowed concealed guns across state lines got more votes than the watered-down background check? Not only can anyone get a gun without a background check, 57 Senators want that person to be able to carry it concealed from state to state.  All this yelling about "state's rights" is meaningless to conservatives when they so decide.   

sacredh
sacredh

Nice win for the gun nuts and their NRA masters.

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

Didn't see it, just heard BHO on the drive home and he sounded pissed. And he's right to be.

TVSoothsayer
TVSoothsayer

What happened to democracy?....shame on anyone that denies the popular vote

reginhild
reginhild

@jmac Um, you need a background check to get a concealed carry permit.  If you commit a felony or a violent crime, your permit is revoked.  Unfortunately, criminals don't submit to background checks and will not no matter how stringent the laws for checks.  Fortunately, criminals can't get concealed carry permits...so they carry illegally anyway.  But, in random checks or traffic stops the criminals can get caught.

outsider
outsider

@Paul,nnto  

It's a pretty disgusting outcome for a pretty disgusting fight. 

It should be a no brainer. 

But hey, congrats GOP - you've succeeded in making the US look even more stupid than before. 

 

TVSoothsayer
TVSoothsayer

They needed 60...remember the constant filibuster threat