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90% of Americans want background checks for gun sales.
Newspeak 101, majority means minority. thinkingblue


Thinking about Gabby Giffords, and what she had to say about yesterday's vote:

"Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious. I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done, and until we have changed our laws so we can look parents in the face and say: We are trying to keep your children safe. We cannot allow the status quo — desperately protected by the gun lobby so that they can make more money by spreading fear and misinformation — to go on.
I am asking every reasonable American to help me tell the truth about the cowardice these senators demonstrated. I am asking for mothers to stop these lawmakers at the grocery store and tell them: You’ve lost my vote. I am asking activists to unsubscribe from these senators’ e-mail lists and to stop giving them money. I’m asking citizens to go to their offices and say: You’ve disappointed me, and there will be consequences."

President Obama: Gun Lobby and Allies "Willfully Lied About the Bill"


Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Senators Who Voted No On Background Checks Bill

    Posted: 04/17/2013 6:49 pm EDT  |  Updated: 04/18/2013 3:32 am EDT

    The Senate rejected a bipartisan compromise amendment to expand gun background checks on Wednesday, casting a 54 to 46 vote that drew sharp responses from supporters who had seen the measure as a small, significant and viable step forward on gun control.

    "All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," President Barack Obama said, addressing the inaction. Standing behind the president was former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) who moments before had also lambasted senators for their opposition in an email.

    Below, a list of the Twitter handles of all of the senators who voted no on the measure, excluding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who voted against the amendment on procedural grounds. Find their information and let them know how you feel. For a full roll call, click here.

    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) -- @SenAlexander

    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) -- @KellyAyotte

    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) -- @SenJohnBarrasso

    Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) -- @MaxBaucus

    Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) -- @SenatorBegich

    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) -- @RoyBlunt

    Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) -- @JohnBoozeman

    Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) -- @SenatorBurr

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) -- @SaxbyChambliss

    Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) -- @SenDanCoats

    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) -- @TomCoburn

    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) -- @SenThadCochran

    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) -- @SenBobCorker

    Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Texas) -- @JohnCornyn

    Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) -- @MikeCrapo

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) -- @SenTedCruz

    Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) -- @SenatorEnzi

    Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) -- @SenatorFischer

    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) -- @JeffFlake

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) -- @GrahamBlog

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) -- @ChuckGrassley

    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) -- @SenOrrinHatch

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) -- @SenatorHeitkamp

    Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) -- @SenDeanHeller

    Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) -- @SenJohnHoeven

    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) -- @jiminhofe

    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) -- @SenatorIsakson

    Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) -- @Mike_Johanns

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) -- @SenRonJohnson

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) -- @SenMikeLee

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) -- @McConnellPress

    Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) -- @JerryMoran

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) -- @lisamurkowski

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) -- @SenRandPaul

    Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) -- @robportman

    Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) -- @SenMarkPryor

    Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) -- @SenatorRisch

    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) -- @SenPatRoberts

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) -- @marcorubio

    Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) -- @SenatorTimScott

    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) -- @SenatorSessions

    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) -- @SenShelbyPress

    Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) -- @SenJohnThune

    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) -- @DavidVitter

    Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) -- @SenatorWicker

    Background Checks Die At The Hands Of Senate Filibuster

Originally posted to thinkingblue on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 07:37 AM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA) and Shut Down the NRA.

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