People can moan about the NRA killing gun control, but we need to be clear about what just happened here:
The background check amendment failed 54-46. Other failed gun control amendments gathered over 50 votes as well. In other words, we had a comfortable majority, and they were filibustered. Harry Reid and other red state Democratic senators gutted real filibuster reform EXACTLY to produce this result. This was their doing, end of story.
I for one am tired of this game. Hand wringing and saying "Gee whiz, we just didn't have 60 votes" no longer flies. It's time to shove Harry Reid out the door. He's the lynchpin for Democratic Senate dysfunction, and he's got to go.