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40 thoughts on “Manchin-Toomey Amendment Vote Tally

    1. Emferg

      What “America” are you referring to that you think it’s dying?? Only thing harming it is the ease of access to guns by crazy. I wish you were voted off this planet.

      1. the people have spoken

        emferg: maybe if you click the heels of your ruby red slippers 3 times, your wish might come true.

        Why are you confused about ‘which’ America is being referred to. there’s only one country commonly referred to as America – you know, that place with the constitution you are trying to destroy

    2. Dzhokhar

      America is Dying and Kim and Patrick Henry:

      I am a killer and so are you. We are both sociopaths. We both love guns.

    3. Derek

      Actually 46 voted AGAINT it, 54 voted for it. Because of the ridiculous institution of the filibuster it failed even though a majority of americans AND senators support it…

      1. the people have spoken

        there was no filibuster. Try to pay attention.

        and the majority of americans DID NOT support it.

        quit your whining and live with it. it’s going to happen in CT as well – give it time

  1. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

    The world and country are spinning out of control but as long as there’s gun control legislation in the works, all is find in libtardland.

    When are people going to wake up and realize that the world does not revolve around the liberal agenda?

    1. Emferg

      Wait until your loved one is killed by a gun in a senseless act of violence by an unstable person. Being from “Connecticut” you should know better, ass.

      1. wildbill

        emferg: you are being watched for your disgusting language. As usual, I have reported you to the authorities and to the courant for your use of foul language.

    2. Mad Dog Taborski

      Hey brother, you are me. I can spot a sociopath when I read one.

      Welcome the the marketplace of ideas.

  2. Lee

    It must be devastating for the Obama and his media supporters to see a Democratic controlled Senate vote against this legislation. I am sure they were hoping to see it pass in the Senate to be rejected in the House so they could blame the Republicans. Oh well even the Senators know they would be kicked out of office if the voted for this ill conceived legislation.

    1. justme

      OH my Gawd– this means that Obama and his band of merry men are not going to be able to blame the Republicans for this. What is this world coming too? Oh well I’m sure they will find another opportunity– they good at blaming others for any of their failures– especially since the media is in the tank for Obama they can get away with anything.

      1. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

        Barry Oblamer will find a way to blame Republicans for this. With him, politics trumps everything.

    2. Margaret Jane

      More likely they thought they wouldn’t be re-elected if they went against the NRA.

      It is a shame that votes can be bought by a special interest group. The next time it might be legislation that you care about.

      1. Fed Up

        margaret: when you speak of ‘special interest groups’ are you referring to public sector unions like teachers and first responders? You know, the ones with the outstanding pensions, etc?

        Maybe you’re referring to some of the groups in the Pro-Choice movement?

        Those of us who care about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and freedom, care a great deal about this issue. If the NRA has any sway in maintaining our freedoms by fighting to keep the Second Amendment in tact, then I for one will continue to funnel money to them.

        Freedom is guaranteed by the Constitituion. Personal and public safety are not

  3. amy

    I was saddened to hear that this was defeated. I am also saddened to see the comments on here. No one is trying to take away your rights or your guns. We need to at least make an effort to have a safer world for our children. We need to think of others and quit being so selfish. If you are a respectable citizen who wants to own guns, get a background check. You don’t need an endless supply of bullets for hunting or self protection. Think of the kids, think of your own kids, think of someone other than yourself.

    1. Will

      Everyone can pass a background check – except felons and they are not allowed to vote or purchase firearms now. I would like to know what you think would have been accomplished by passing this bill that is currently not being done.

    2. wildbill

      amy, you are a socialist fool and acting totally selfishly. Who are you to decide what others need? Do you have more than one TV? More than one dress? More than one pair of shoes?

  4. justme

    NRA quote

    “Today, the misguided Manchin-Toomey-Schumer proposal failed in the U.S. Senate. This amendment would have criminalized certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens, requiring lifelong friends, neighbors and some family members to get federal government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. As we have noted previously, expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in their schools.

    The NRA will continue to work with Republicans and Democrats who are committed to protecting our children in schools, prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law, and fixing our broken mental health system. We are grateful for the hard work and leadership of those Senators who chose to pursue meaningful solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems. ”

    Now will some one prove them wrong :-) Or lying as Obama claims.

    1. Kim

      It’s obvious that if this bill had passed, the next step would be the creation of a national gun registry – aka a ‘list’. Like the one used to disarm honest citizens in New Orleans after Katrina. Like the ones used by all tyrants in history to disarm those they feared would prevent them from total control over the people.

      This list would have been created, along with a new department to oversee it, as the only way to implement the new law. How else could they be sure the laws were being followed?

      Liberals and Democrats don’t see this because it’s common sense AND it would prove their real agenda is to disarm Americans completely.

  5. justme

    I strongly suggest that those who support more gun control laws read up on federal and various state laws and take an official fire arms course sanctioned by the NRA or other professional organization before they criticize people like my self who think otherwise to their misinformed or limited knowledge in this matter. The media has done a dis-service to our community in this matter by not providing full and relevant information.

  6. ode to billythekidder

    Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to leave because I’d go berzerk?

    Well, you left me anyhow and the days got worse and worse and now you see I’ve gone completely out of my mind.

    And They’re coming to take me away Ha Ha

    They’re coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha

    to the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time, and I’ll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats

    and they’re coming to take me away ha ha

  7. Quinte West

    The vote in the Senate has been characterized by some as the result of lies and falsehoods spread by “powerful interest groups” and the gun industry.
    I think that there is another aspect at play here, and it comes down to the growing distrust and disrespect in this country for government.
    Over the past 2 presidencies,we have been lied to about weapons of mass destruction that led to horrific wars.
    We were told that an economic stimulus was needed to buttress the economy. We were told that we would get our debt under control,that unemployment would drop below 7%. That the national healthcare plan would be revenue neutral and be a great thing for people. We would secure our borders, address the fairness of same sex marriage,address immigration in “bi-partisan fashion”. That there would be an end to gridlock and that transparency would be the rule and not the exception.
    And not one thing that we were promised has come to pass.
    I believe that this has contributed to such distrust among voters toward both houses of Congress and the White House, that the assertions and promises made by supporters of this legislation were summarily rejected by people concerned that another lie was being perpetrated upon the public.
    There were some things in this bill that were worth exploring,discussing and even signing into law.
    But when there is such distrust the “give them an inch, and they’ll take a mile” mindset kicks in.
    One true leader is all it would have taken to convince legislators and the American public that this could be done without compromising anyone’s rights.
    And sadly, there isn’t one of those leaders around.

    1. Betrayed Democrat

      right on the money Quinte. Except of course in CT where government control and handouts rules the population. The majority of voters in CT don’t need to believe in anything, or even to think. All they have to do is recognize who is promising them something for nothing, and they’re on board at the polls.

      Public sector unions PLUS undeserving recipients EQUALS a majority of the votes in CT, thus the continued expansion of government control

      1. wildbill

        for once I agree with you BD. I am ashamed of my role in what’s taking place in CT. I have been and continue to be a fool. Please give me another chance to show my intelligence and value to the American way. I promise I will change.

        NOT!!!!

  8. patriot

    Why isn’t the media screaming about the police in Boston ordering businesses to close and people to remain inside their homes? Has martial law been declared?

    I understand the concerns about the bombers, but I’m more concerned about this government ‘putsch’ and the lack of outcry against it.

    Sure it’s easier to search for a suspect if no one is allowed out into the streets. Using that logic, it would be even easier if they simply rounded everyone up and herded them into football and baseball stadiums. How easy would it then be to locate a suspect when he would be the only one not in custody?

    We could give these ‘processing centers’ nice friendly names like ‘gulag’ or ‘work camps’ or even ‘Auschwitz’ and ‘Dachau’. The police could separate anyone they thought had any knowledge at all of these bombers, and start pulling fingernails and breaking knuckles to get them to tell what they know (or don’t know). Hell, it worked with the Japanese didn’t it? Let’s round everyone up

    This is why the government is taking your guns, people. It’s not too late to see the light but time is running out.

    1. Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

      We can’t let reality and facts get in the way of a good emotional liberal argument Kim.

      You seem of sound mind. Perhaps its time for you to visit a liberal reeducation camp. Please turn on any TV news channel except Fox and sit in front of your TV for a few months. Please report back to us at the end of your retraining. Thank you.

      1. Kim

        The consequences of not going to college. Maybe if the CT students lobbying for free education get their way, I’ll attend college and get indoctrinated in the finer points of socialism.

        I am so ashamed. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction

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