It’s a dead duck. SIX votes shy of passage.
Senate rejects background checks on gun purchases in 54-46 vote
The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks.
It failed by a vote of 54 to 46, with five Democrats voting against it. Only four Republicans supported it.
Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Begich (Alaska) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) voted against it. Reid supported the measure but voted against it to preserve his ability to bring the measure up again.
In the world of Washington, that’s not even close!
Bloomberg is in a rage about the failure to pass the bill.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg ripped the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a bipartisan effort to expand background checks.
The measure was defeated in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, failing to garner the 60 votes necessary to block a Republican-led filibuster.
Feinstein’s anger boils over
(National Review) – As the Senate debated the merits of an assault-weapons ban, an emotional Dianne Feinstein urged her colleagues to “show some guts” and vote in favor of the measure.
Her beloved amendment to ban America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15, failed with only 40 votes!
Biden wipes away tears
And then there’s the gaffer in chief, wiping away tears. What a sanctimonious douche.