I am disgusted with the cowardly behavior of some of our U.S. senators bowing down to the National Rifle Association and their lobbyists while more than 90 percent of Americans are in favor of universal background checks, a no-brainer. Yet 46 of our senators voted against the wishes of the people.
That all were Republicans, save for five Democrats, protecting their master, the NRA, is no surprise. That four Democrats joined them is outrageous. All were senators from red states and obviously bowed to their constituents rather than trying to introduce them to the 21st century.
They were Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.). May they join the party of their constituents and cease being an embarrassment to the Democratic Party.
The ratio of 54 for to 45 against would suggest the majority of senators wanted the background checks, as does the ratio of 91 percent to 9 percent of Americans.
So what could go wrong? Ask the NRA and their puppet senators.
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