46 Chicken Littles, Vote No on Background Checks for Gun Sales.
Is this what Democracy is all about?
of Americans want background checks for gun sales.
Newspeak 101, majority means minority. thinkingblue
Thinking about Gabby Giffords, and what she had to say about yesterday's vote:
"Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: Im furious. I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done, and until we have changed our laws so we can look parents in the face and say: We are trying to keep your children safe. We cannot allow the status quo desperately protected by the gun lobby so that they can make more money by spreading fear and misinformation to go on.
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: Youve lost my vote. I am asking activists to unsubscribe from these senators e-mail lists and to stop giving them money. Im asking citizens to go to their offices and say: Youve disappointed me, and there will be consequences." http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/opinion/a-senate-in-the-gun-lobbys-grip.html
President Obama: Gun Lobby and Allies "Willfully Lied About the Bill"
Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Senators Who Voted No On Background Checks Bill
Posted: 04/17/2013 6:49 pm EDT | Updated: 04/18/2013 3:32 am EDT
The Senate rejected a bipartisan compromise amendment to expand gun background checks on Wednesday, casting a 54 to 46 vote that drew sharp responses from supporters who had seen the measure as a small, significant and viable step forward on gun control.
"All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," President Barack Obama said, addressing the inaction. Standing behind the president was former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) who moments before had also lambasted senators for their opposition in an email.
Below, a list of the Twitter handles of all of the senators who voted no on the measure, excluding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who voted against the amendment on procedural grounds. Find their information and let them know how you feel. For a full roll call, click here.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) -- @SenAlexander
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) -- @KellyAyotte
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) -- @SenJohnBarrasso
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) -- @MaxBaucus
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) -- @SenatorBegich
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) -- @RoyBlunt
Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) -- @JohnBoozeman
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) -- @SenatorBurr
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) -- @SaxbyChambliss
Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) -- @SenDanCoats
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) -- @TomCoburn
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) -- @SenThadCochran
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) -- @SenBobCorker
Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Texas) -- @JohnCornyn
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) -- @MikeCrapo
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) -- @SenTedCruz
Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) -- @SenatorEnzi
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) -- @SenatorFischer
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) -- @JeffFlake
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) -- @GrahamBlog
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) -- @ChuckGrassley
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) -- @SenOrrinHatch
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) -- @SenatorHeitkamp
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) -- @SenDeanHeller
Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) -- @SenJohnHoeven
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) -- @jiminhofe
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) -- @SenatorIsakson
Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) -- @Mike_Johanns
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) -- @SenRonJohnson
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) -- @SenMikeLee
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) -- @McConnellPress
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) -- @JerryMoran
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) -- @lisamurkowski
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) -- @SenRandPaul
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) -- @robportman
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) -- @SenMarkPryor
Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) -- @SenatorRisch
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) -- @SenPatRoberts
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) -- @marcorubio
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) -- @SenatorTimScott
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) -- @SenatorSessions
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) -- @SenShelbyPress
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) -- @SenJohnThune
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) -- @DavidVitter
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) -- @SenatorWicker
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