The Manchin-Toomey gun control legislation failed on the Senate floor this afternoon by a vote of 54–46.

Many on the Left believe the victims of Newtown, Conn., have been betrayed.

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?

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.