This has been a truly heartbreaking and difficult week in the news, and yesterday's vote in the Senate to decline the bipartisan Manchin-Toomey bill that would have extended background checks to gun shows and Internet sales was another blow. Though the bill got 54 votes, it wasn't enough to avoid filibuster and so it died. A law that 90 percent of Americans support, a no brainer law, a simple, obvious thing that most people think is law anyway, died because our Senate Republicans are bought and paid for by the NRA.
The word "despicable" doesn't even begin to do it justice.
As a person who supported the bill and supports better gun control, I am disgusted. But as an American, I am absolutely horrified. This wasn't a controversial bill. This wasn't something a lot of people were against. It has 90 PERCENT support. And it still died. What is wrong with this picture?