Yesterday, April 17th, 2013, a minority of Senators killed a bill which would have required more extensive background checks before the purchase of a gun. The bill needed 60 votes to pass. It only received 54. The bill was crafted by a republican and democrat, both of them gun owners. It was favored by 90 percent of Americans.
After the shameful vote, one Sandy Hook parent pledged to continue to fight for common sense gun laws.
“Our hearts may be broken, but our spirits are not.”
Since the Sandy Hook tragedy, 3514 more people have been killed by guns in the United States.
Three thousand-five hundred-fourteen.
Here is another number: (202) 224-3121. It is the capital switchboard. And here is a link to the names of the forty six senators who voted against keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Let them know what you think of their vote.