Thursday, April 18, 2013

46 Chicken Littles, Vote No on Background Checks for Gun Sales.

Is this what Democracy is all about?
90% of Americans want background checks for gun sales.
Newspeak 101, majority means minority. thinkingblue

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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." http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/opinion/a-senate-in-the-gun-lobbys-grip.html

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

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