Today, the Republican Party prevented a bill from being voted upon that would have required a criminal and mental health background check be passed before purchasing a gun. There were 54 votes to proceed, and 46 to deny a vote. Miraculously, the 46 wins. Only in Tea Party America!
You can thank the NRA, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, the RNC, the Republican Party and the mainstream media for the outcome. This is a HUGE victory for criminals, terrorists, spouse abusers, stalkers, and violent people all across the United States. This is a major loss for the American people -- 90% of whom want universal background checks on all gun purchases.
If, as the NRA and its toadies always say, "guns don't kill people, people do"...explain the opposition to checking whether certain people are too dangerous or unstable to buy a gun?! Seems to me that if you oppose background checks, then you are saying it doesn't matter who has a gun; and are therefore negating your stupid catch phrase.
The lunatics are running the asylum, friends.