In politcs as in life. You want to know where the power lies? Follow the
money. Like we did not see this coming.
Shameful is a good word, pathetic is another.
I'd have to read the bill in its entirety. Let's not forget: many
bills are rejected, not because the main idea isn't wanted, but because it
includes a phrase that could be abused. Look at the Patriot Act.
The wording is such that anybody suspected of anything can be the target of
phone or email taps or questioned indefinitely. They used the 9/11 tragedy to
sneak that one in or it would NEVER have passed. And now, the school shootings.
Never let a tragedy go to waste.
No BO, it's you who is shameful. Let's watch the 2-year old throw a
tantrum because he doesn't get what he wants. I have confidence that the
senators were listening to their constituencies and not falling for the
dramatics and hype that makes for "good politics". Thank goodness this
bill didn't pass...would have been the first step towards negating our
This is 'checks and balances', and the way government is suppose to
work. The presidents reaction is shameful, but it's a patriotic
victory for the United States of America.
Any idiot can oppose something.But it takes thoughtfulness and
wisdom to propose a SOLUTION to a serious problem.Hatch and Lee
opposed this without offering anything else.Hmmmmmm.
Apparently most Senators knew all along criminals and disturbed people will
steal guns, buy them off the street or whatever to get around worthless laws.
Obviously Obama doesn't know that or doesn't care.
One Old Man: That's because the only retort the GOP or paranoid gun owners
have is to arm everyone. When is the last time you had to protect yourself or
someone else with a gun??
@ One old man. It was NO solution and intelligent people knew it. That's
why they didn't vote for it; it would protect no one! Crooks can get guns
by stealing them, buying them off the streets or making their own. It was all
symbolism without any substance. That's why!
Old man,An idiot can propose something. But it takes thoughtfulness and
wisdom to devise something effective. Thoughtfulness and wisdom are not welcome
in harry reid's or BO's world.
Regardless of more and ever more gun ownership restrictions, tragedy such as
school shootings have, and perhaps will yet occur. It makes more sense to have
the presence of an armed official to better safe guard schools against crazed
Considering the mess that healthcare is becoming, I don't trust the federal
government to deal with gun control.
This is evidence of Obama wanting total control of our country. Obama care is
I can not believe that none of the Sandy Hook parents have not yet sued the
school district for not protecting their children in the first place. The
schools have a fiduciary responsilibity to protect our children when they are
required to be there. Why were there not armed guards there to protect them
like Obama's kids get. So many have eyes to see but see not and ears to
hear but hear not.
I hope Joe Biden (strange facial frowning look on the picture) doesn't run
for President. How pathetic look on his face. Obama? Either way, if it does
pass, then we are doomed not just for buisness but more riots that we fear.
@one old man:"Hatch and Lee opposed this without offering anything
else. Hmmmmmm."Hatch and Lee have read the US
Constitution's 2nd Amendment. And for your benefit and other gun-ownership
haters it goes something like this: '... the right of the people to keep
and bear arms shall not be infringed.'These guys in the
Congress and the White House are spinning their wheels, wasting valuable time
and tax money trying to pass something that will be ruled unconstitutional...
Why does the Obama family have armed guards?When is the last time
Obama had to protect himself and family with a gun??--Colorado Kid 2013Let's just wait till a crisis occurs then deal with it. That's
Whattheheck?"....I have confidence that the senators were
listening to their constituencies and not falling for the dramatics and hype
that makes for "good politics"...."______________________________With recent polls showing public
support for increased background checks running at an all time high of 90%, some
instinct or other tells me it wasn't their constituents the Senators were
paying heed to.
Makes me ill when politicians use the phrase "the American people want
this." Really? Do they? Only eight percent of American's feel gun
control is even an important issue. So, Barrack, who is listening to the
American people? You or the Senators? And how exactly does this bill
"protect our children"? It does absolutely nothing to prevent another
Sandy Hook from happening. All it does is allow the liberals to feel that
"something" is being done on their watch. Why not do "something"
that actually addresses the problem?
1 victory for the constitution and the bill of rights. 1 loss by those who would
grab all power to themselves.
It is now good to know who really promote family values. Not our Utah
This was not a total loss for Obama.Now he's got more ammo for
blaming Republicans over his failed economic agendas, and whatever.
Doesn't matter that Democrats voted down his gun control bill. Our follow
citizens wouldn't know the difference.
No more shameful than the "Fast and Furious" gun running scheme by
Holder and his minions.
I noticed that in the article, it mentioned that the senators were afraid of a
"vocal Minority" of gun owners. If that is true and a possibility in
the next election, then maybe the 'minority' is not really a minority
I can't say I was all that surprised at how the vote went. The NRA and the
gun manufacturing industry parcel out large sums in campaign contributions to
elect opponents and defeat proponents of legislation that impacts gun sales.
It's no overstatement to say moral cowardice of some in the Senate was a
decisive factor in the defeat of expanded background checks. May the voters
remember their names next election.
Truth is, Obama knew that the bill would never pass the House. He wanted it to
pass the Senate so that he could then blame the Republicans in the House for the
defeat of the bill, which he thought would play well at the 2014 midterms. Now
Obama is saddled with the fact that some Democrats joined with the Republicans
in defeating the bill in the Harry Reid Senate. Interesting to see how childish
the man Obama can act when he doesn't get his way. Here's my advice
BO. When things don't go your way, go golfing.
The President was hoping the Democrat Senators would listen to him and jump when
told. Those Senators are up for an election and know that this President has
his agenda and won't support them for election and if he does, that the
people may vote for the Republican. The President wanted the Senate
to vote for his changes to make it the House of Representative's fault for
not passing to get to the people's hearts to vote against all those people
in Congress in 2014. He wanted all control over everything, even the Supreme
Court, to be the most non-lame duck with Chicago tactics in control. Gun Control is an issue of freedoms that can be lost, not necessarily just the
loss of control. Freedoms are more important. Living in Germany, 25 years
after the war, I still saw some evidence of those inroads Hitler made in the
1930s and 1940s. I could see why we were there as a military power protecting
ourselves against Russia. Being in South Korea off and on for 5 1/2 years, I
could see why we were there as North Korea and China are still a threat for that
area and Alaska.