Background Checks Lose in Senate 54-46


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A  bill that would have required background checks for firearm sales at gun shows and on the Internet was voted down today in the Senate 54-46.  News talk radio is a buzz with the news, along with online websites like Alex Jones.  Check out the comment section — my guess is that the majority of these anonymous  nut jobs couldn’t pass a back ground check and the only way they can get their hands on a weapon are gun shows and the Internet!

Pro-gun groups claim that such a law will not stop mass shootings.  How do they know? If it won’t matter anyway, then why vote the bill down? I’ll tell you why — the NRA (along with other big name corporations)  run this country via campaign finance.  The NRA has unlimited dollars to buy votes – The NRA’s website shows that since 2005, corporations have given $19.8 million to $52.6 million — most of it from the firearms industry, and they will continue to do so unless there is serious campaign finance reform — which will happen when Hell freezes over!

The other argument is to blame the use  of psychotropic drugs. “If the mentally ill didn’t take these drugs then we wouldn’t have these problems.”  Hello! Back ground checks are meant to stop these people from buying firearms. Right now anyone with cash can buy as many weapons and ammunition as they want from gun shows and the Internet. Anyone! — No questions asked…no paper trail… nothing!

Then there is the same, tired  argument  and probably their favorite – Its my ” Second Amendment right”! I copied this comment off Jones site:

Anonymous says:

All this means is that their Sandy Hook false flag wasn’t strong enough.
They will now conduct many more, much worse false flag shootings so the next time they attempt to destroy the 2nd amendment, it will be a slam dunk.

That’s your typical pro-gun, nut job right there.  Don’t you feel all warm and fuzzy that that person cares about your Second Amendment rights? — unless of course, you happen to be anything but Caucasian.

I copied this off    the U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 1stSession (2013) to show how all the gun related amendments did.

Vote Date Issue Question Result Description
00103 17-Apr S. 649 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 714 Rejected Lautenberg Amdt. No. 714; To regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
00102 17-Apr S. 649 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 720 Rejected Burr Amdt. No. 720; To protect the Second Amendment rights of veterans and their families.
00101 17-Apr S. 649 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 711 Rejected Feinstein Amdt. No. 711; To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.
00100 17-Apr S. 649 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 719 Rejected Cornyn Amdt. No. 719; To allow reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.
00099 17-Apr S. 649 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 713 Rejected Leahy Amdt. No. 713; To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.
00098 17-Apr S. 649 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 725 Rejected Grassley Amdt. No. 725; To address gun violence, improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and for other purposes.
00097 17-Apr S. 649 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 715 Rejected Manchin Amdt. No. 715; To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa  told reporters that, ”Expanded background checks would not have prevented Newtown. Criminals do not submit to background checks.”  — No kidding Grassley! That’s exactly why criminals shop at gun shows because they do not need to show anything but cash! That’s the idea behind background checks — to make it harder for those people to get a gun.

Democratic Senators Mark Begich (Alaska),  Max Baucus (Montana),  Mark Pryor (Arkansas) and Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota)  all voted against the proposal and  Senate Majority Leader Harry Rei,d who said he supported the plan, switched to a “no” vote as well.  WTF!?

The NRA likes to give letter grades to legislators when it comes to so-called ‘gun rights’ issues. I decided to give all those who voted against the amendment  a letter  ”F” as in just  another F**king corporate whore.


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