Senate Blocks All Gun Control Measures

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•16 Apr 18, 2013

In spite of a bipartisan compromise to impose background checks for nearly all sales of firearms, the Senate failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to defeat a filibuster yesterday, effectively ending the federal push for gun control. What do you think?

  • “This is crazy. It’s almost as if some organization is paying them not to pass this bill.”

    Bonnie Lazarus –
    Systems Analyst

  • “As a politician, you can’t just do whatever’s popular, pragmatic, and necessary.”

    Bart Haagensen –
    Riveter

  • “They waited too long. Last month, all you heard was ‘Gun control! Gun control!’ Now it’s just, ‘Star Trek trailer! Star Trek trailer!’”

    Jay Stratton –
    Gas Station Attendant

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