Background check compromise fails in the Senate

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    Thomas Veil

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    I think Ms. Maisch put it quite well. Shame on them. This is an embarrassment to the United States. Even children being gunned down doesn't move these bastards.

    I'd love to see each senator who voted against this go to the parents and explain face-to-face why their NRA grade is more important to them than those dead children.
     
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    Rapidly loosing my faith in Humanity and common sense on capital hill.
    Way to blow it boys. Simple laws can not get passed but other that protect capitalism go thru. Pissed off gun owner here.:mad:
     
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    I'm watching the press conference as we speak.

    I haven't really been following this as much as I was a few months ago, so this is a serious question: Why would anyone be against expanding background checks? How would it negatively effect an honest, law abiding citizen?
     
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    what astoundingly stupid is why the majority is not sufficient to pass this.
     
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    Opponents say it will lead to a national registry of who owns guns which will then allow the government to one day confiscate them violating their 2nd amendment rights....
     
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    Gotta love when majority rule is actually run by a minority. :rolleyes::mad:

    Obama is pissed.. and good. **** these senators. Remember when being a senator was considered to be a position of honor?
     
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    It was even watered down, for god's sake. There was to be no national gun database.
     
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    Another example of how our government doesn't care what the majority of American's want. They don't represent us in the least.

    It's sincerely time (though I know it's never going to happen) to limit these guys/gals to 1 or 2 terms. What's the point of having representatives if they aren't actually representing us?
     
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    Despite the fact that the Toomey bill specifically makes that illegal.
     
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    Obama is really giving it to the people that shot this down.

    Vote the jerks out.
     
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    The 41 senators who voted against this bill are cowards. They are the lowest of the low and don't even deserve to call themselves Americans. Way to let corporate interests take over and not do your job representing the people.

    Maybe it's about time we get rid of Congress altogether and just make a website where the people can vote. We have the technology now.. lets go back to real democracy.
     
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    Maybe this is a good thing. Maybe next election, people will remember, vote in more Dems and get a non-watered down bill passed.
     
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    The Republicans did some procedural thing (don't know what it's called) which caused it to need 60 to pass rather than a simple majority.
     
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    I guess we haven't had enough people die yet for some people to get common sense...
     
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    quagmire

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    This country runs on the slippery slope argument.
     
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    A lot of the states in the US are gun friendly, I think that's what many were doing. Protecting their butt's.
     
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    A picture of the yays and nays....
     

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    It's called being a dick or the filibuster.
     
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    quagmire

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    WTF? Reid was a no?
     
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    91% of Americans want it. 46% of the Senate doesn't.

    Disgusting is the only word.

    Probably because of some obscure rule that will allow it to be brought back onto the floor for debate or something like that. He does have a gun-friendly voting record, so maybe it was a true no.
     
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    And just delete the whole constitution to accomplish that little change?
     
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    Reid voted no?:eek:

    This poll might explain some butt covering:

    http://ap-gfkpoll.com/featured/our-latest-poll-findings-22

     
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    From Huffington Post:

     
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    The Constitution is doing a pretty solid job of consistently failing us lately. I wouldn't throw the thing out but it could surely use some changes.
     
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    The other issue is that is a national poll..... How do people in the states( that tend to vote....) feel about it?
     

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