Today the Senate rejected gun control, and in a big way. Several gun control proposals failed today, including amendments that would have banned standard capacity magazines, increased background checks, taken guns away from Veterans, and banned virtually every semi-automatic firearm.
Here are some of the highlights.
Lautenberg-Blumenthal Magazine Capacity Amendment
Failed with 46 voting for and 54 voting against. This would have banned those high capacity assault magazine clip thingies.
Burr Veteran Amendment
Failed with 56 voting for and 44 voting against.
Feinstein Ban Everything Amendment
Failed with 40 voting for and 60 voting against. This amendment had zero chance of passing from its inception, but I’m glad it came to a vote. Now the traitors who voted for it can have the vote used against them in 2014.
Manchin-Toomey Background Check Amendment
Failed with 54 voting for and 46 voting against. This was the amendment that I thought had the best chance of making it out of the Senate to be quickly killed by the House, but it failed to make it even that far. Thankfully.
Following the vote, the NRA released the following statement.
Today, the misguided Manchin-Toomey-Schumer proposal failed in the U.S. Senate. This amendment would have criminalized certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens, requiring lifelong friends, neighbors and some family members to get federal government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. As we have noted previously, expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in their schools.
The NRA will continue to work with Republicans and Democrats who are committed to protecting our children in schools, prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law, and fixing our broken mental health system. We are grateful for the hard work and leadership of those Senators who chose to pursue meaningful solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems.
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