Obama, Reid Failure to Launch on Background Checks

The Senate dealt a major blow to new gun controls on Wednesday when senators voted to defeat the background check proposal that had become the center of the post-Newtown firearms debate.

failure_to_launchThe 54-46 vote left senators six shy of the 60 needed to approve the amendment, and it left gun control advocates struggling to pick up the pieces of a bill that many on both sides of the issue now say is fatally flawed.The vote is a major disappointment for President Obama, who had called not only for universal background checks but also for bans on some types of firearms and on high-capacity ammunition magazines. Both of those proposals were expected to be defeated later Wednesday.

President Obama will address the Nation at 5:30 PM on failure of the bill
Editors Note:  Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid quickly changed his vote to “Nay” when he realized the amendment would not pass.  While those on the left called this a procedural move so Reid could bring the amendment back to the floor, others feel he is simply being dishonest.  The American people are not familiar with Senate rules and see procedural moves as what is wrong with DC Politics.
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