You would think that once the Senate votes against a bill, it would disappear where all unpopular bills go to die. Not so with gun control legislation. They’re getting ready to bring it back. On April 17 Obama and his liberal cohorts got a resounding no from the American people, when the Senate listened to their constitutes, and voted no to expanded background checks. The gun control advocates were six votes short of the 60 needed to pass the legislation.
This was a serious defeat for President Obama. His top three legislative issues for this year are gun control, immigration reform and higher taxes. The first thing President Obama did after the vote was to surround himself with gun control advocates in the Rose Garden, and rant about the lying Republican Party and pro-gun lobbies. He was livid when he said,
“To change Washington, you, the American people will have to sustain some passion about this, and when necessary, you have to send the right people to Washington, and that requires strength and persistence, and that’s one thing these families should have inspired in all of us.”