The Senate Just Blocked Four Gun Control Measures And We’ve Had Enough
On Monday, the US Senate rejectedfour gun control measures that would have closed background check loopholes and prevented terrorists from buying guns. Just eight days after a mass shooting left 49 slaughtered in Orlando, senators blocked measures that would have increased the safety of American citizens.
According to Reuters, Democrats brought two of those measures forward while Republicans constructed the other two. In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in US history, votes fell largely along party lines with 47 voting for and 53 voting against a bill that would have prevented terrorists on the “no fly” list from buying guns.
So, somehow it’s not okay for terrorists to fly but perfectly fine for them to buy assault weapons?
Apparently, the Republicans and NRA advocates against the measures claimed the Democratic bills were “too restrictive” and impeded the Second Amendment. Mind you, the US Constitution was written at a time when the deadliest weapon you could find was a bayonet that took at least a few minutes to reload.
The Senate Democratic Leader, Harry Reid, said,
It’s always the same. After each tragedy, we try, we Democrats try to pass sensible gun safety measures. Sadly, our efforts are blocked by the Republican Congress who take their marching orders from the National Rifle Association.
Understandably, people took to Twitter to express their frustration overthe vote.
Republicans, your senators just declared allegiance to the NRA over you. #DisarmHate
— Molly (@Molly_Kats) June 20, 2016
So are we just supposed to WAIT for the next mass shooting? Show me a political system that I can believe in. Please. At least #disarmhate.
— Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) June 20, 2016
— Jason Gore (@sonicdork) June 20, 2016
— Brady Campaign (@Bradybuzz) June 20, 2016
These politicians should have been banned after Sandy Hook. pic.twitter.com/spA7kWsDNi
— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) June 20, 2016
#DisarmHate this is why it’s important to vote. American people elected GOP senators and look what they just accomplished. Disgusting.
— salted carmel (@kia_swinton) June 21, 2016
— Shannon Sorensen (@shannon_soren) June 21, 2016
If you value safety and common sense, don’t re-elect politicians who care more about preserving their relationships with the NRA than protecting American lives. Here’s a handy list:
— BWD (@theonlyadult) June 20, 2016
You can also call or email your senator and raise hellfor not seeing these measures pass. Britney knows what’s up…
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) June 20, 2016
Enough is enough. It’s now or never, America.
These @NRA-sponsored senators can’t wait to hear from you.
Here’s how to reach them: https://t.co/3AP6tp32jD
— Everytown (@Everytown) June 20, 2016
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