“I am asking every reasonable American to help me tell the truth about the cowardice these senators demonstrated.”

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“I am asking every reasonable American to help me tell the truth about the cowardice these senators demonstrated. I am asking for mothers to stop these lawmakers at the grocery store and tell them: You’ve lost my vote. I am asking activists to unsubscribe from these senators’ e-mail lists and to stop giving them money. I’m asking citizens to go to their offices and say: You’ve disappointed me, and there will be consequences.”

– Gabrielle Giffords in the New York Times Op-Ed, “A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip”

Tammy Baldwin voted for a bipartisan bill to increase background checks on gun buyers. Ron Johnson voted against.
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The Manchin-Toomey background check bill as of April 14th seemed to have some hope of passing. It was a compromise bill which would have required background checks on gun-show sales and online gun sales but not for most other private transactions.

President Obama delivered a speech some call “fiery” after the bill got blocked.
“Instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about this bill. They claimed that it would create some sort of big brother gun registry. Even though the bill did the opposite. This legislation in fact outlawed any registry – plain and simple right there in the text. But that didn’t matter.”

Shows a huge table of handguns at a gun show in Houston, TX. Image appears courtesy of M Glasgow of flickr. Creative commons license.

Source for vote information:U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 1st Session

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Footnote:
In case you need a reminder of what sort of hell Gabby Giffords has experienced, try Just stumbling. Articles, links, quotes: the Shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

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