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