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The Senate gun vote is in. So what are we going to do about it?

I find myself distraught over yesterday’s Senate Vote about gun laws–common sense, reasonable measures that 90% of the American public supports.

90% of americans support universal background checks

Here is the bipartisan statement of purpose of the background check bill, direct from the US Senate website:

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.

In other words, let’s work harder to prevent criminals from buying guns.

Violent felons.

Sex offenders.

Drug traffickers.

Men with a history of domestic violence.

Terrorist cells.

The criminally insane.

According to 45 US Senators (discounting Harry Reid who voted no for procedural reasons) these people’s rights to own guns trump my family’s right to be safe from them.

You know most of the excuses. Here’s another. And oh, it’s rich: Continue reading