Background Checks are dead..... #Newtown does not matter to them.—
teedster (@robteed) April 17, 2013
The Manchin-Toomey gun control legislation failed on the Senate floor this afternoon by a vote of 54–46.
Cry of "Shame on you!" as Senate defeats Manchin-Toomey gun bill 54 to 46 in front of Newtown families—
Erik Wasson (@elwasson) April 17, 2013
Rs who voted for Manchin-Toomey amendment: Collins, Kirk, McCain, Toomey. Ds who voted against: Baucus, Begich, Heitkamp, Pryor and Reid.—
Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) April 17, 2013
Many on the Left believe the victims of Newtown, Conn., have been betrayed.
Republican senators are a joke… how could you vote against increased gun background checks after what happened in Newtown.—
GianPaolo Zannella (@gpzann10) April 17, 2013
Congress fails again. Bipartisan gun control amendment fails in Senate. Sadly, Newtown and Sandy Hook has no meaning.—
Roger J. Chiang (@RogerJChiang) April 17, 2013
NRA leadership drinking champagne tonight then having a sexual bacchanal on a bed of guns—
Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) April 17, 2013
Of course, better background checks would not have prevented the massacre in Newtown. The shooter, Adam Lanza, stole the guns he used from his mother. But why let facts stand in the way of feel-good legislation?
Awkward: Mitch McConnell just smiled and waved at press gathered to talk to teary families of Newtown/Tucson/Aurora victims.—
jennifer bendery (@jbendery) April 17, 2013
How many who voted yes didn't have the guts to meet with the survivors of newton?—
Jim Manley (@jamespmanley) April 17, 2013
Sen. Harry Reid, who in a procedural move voted “no” on the amendment so that he could bring it to the floor again, insists he’s not giving up.
We are not giving up, and this is not over. I will do everything I can to continue our efforts to pass stronger background checks.—
Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) April 17, 2013