|To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.|
The actual vote was 54 to 46 in favor of the bill however a 3/5ths majority rules in the Senate. For the life of me I cannot understand why anyone would vote against stricter background checks for the purchase of a gun. It is only common sense! In no way does this bill conflict with the 2nd Amendment which provides for Americans "The Right To Bear Arms". It doesn't make any sense to me and it really makes my head explode. Why, why can Washington not use common sense government when dealing with these issues. It's a fact that 90% of the American public is in favor of stricter background checks. However, this does not translate into the correct votes in Congress.
Since I am a gun owner AND I approve of these stricter background checks, I believe that everyone should find out how their Senator voted and if you disagree, write them a letter or email them to let them know that you will be firing them from their position next election. You read that right, FIRE THEIR ASSES! They all work for us and it's time we remind them of that! It's time for them to ignore the silly party politics and vote the way their constituents want them to vote. Hell, I never got anything from my Senator asking how I think he or she should vote on an issue. In reality, they don't give a rats ass what we think. They are all trying to work their way up to the Senatorial ladder of monetary gain.
Here is the listing of all U.S. Senators and how they voted.
House of Kroy tour - *...sans the basement and garage.*
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