The Manchin-Toomey Amendment: How They Voted
By The Editors
Both my senators, Amy Klobachar and Al Franken voted for the BACKGROUND CHECKS.
Curious if your senator voted for or against the popular Manchin-Toomey amendment? The widely supported (polling figures go as high as 91 percent) amendment would have improved background check systems for gun purchases and ensured that anyone listed in the National Instant Criminal Background
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Gabriele Giffords Scathing NYT Op Ed: A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s GRIP
By GABRIELLE GIFFORDS-Published: April 17, 2013
SENATORS say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets. The fear that those children who survived the massacre must feel every time they remember their teachers stacking them into closets and bathrooms, whispering that they loved them, so that love would be the last thing the students heard if the gunman found them.