Reaction to Senate Rejection of Four Gun Control Bills: Morning Digest

It’s the morning after the Senate failed to pass four gun control bills. For Democrats it’s the mourning after. As you can see from the video above, pro-civilian disarmament pols wasted no time gnashing their terrible teeth and rolling their terrible eyes. Bloody shirts were waved with reckless abandon. How these losers could see their defeat as a loss for America is a mystery to me.

But then I’m the son of a Holocaust survivor for whom the words “never again” mean carry a damn gun. And believe that every patriotic American should keep “assault weapons” at the ready, lest statists undermine the fundamental liberties that define us as a people. Well, some of us. Anyway, here’s a roundup from our with-friends-like-these-who-needs-enemies (who are BTW trying to kill us) in the mainstream media . . .

A week after Orlando, Republicans protect terrorists’ right to bear armsWashington Post – “With just a few weeks left on the legislative calendar, it will be difficult for the no-fly-no-buy issue to return this year. Monday night was the best chance yet to block would-be terrorists from getting guns, and, as before, the Republican majority chose not to act.”

The Senate’s shame on guns: Our viewUSA Today – “Those who want to prevent future mass killings apparently will need to look outside Congress for help. Monday’s votes showed, once again, that too many members are too cowed by the gun lobby to take the actions necessary to save lives.”

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National Journal’s Ron Fournier was spitting white-hot takes on The Twitters last night in the wake of civilian disarmament’s series of failures in the Senate. Twitchy has a rundown of some of the blowback he took.

Gun “Groundhog Day” Plays Out In Senate – thedailybeast.com – “I’m mortified by today’s vote, but I’m not surprised,” Murphy said, after hugging Erica Smegielski, the daughter of the principal slain in Sandy Hook. “We learned in the months after Sandy Hook that the NRA has a vice-like grip on this place.”

U.S. Senate fails to approve tougher gun control laws after Orlando massacre – New York Daily News – “Gun control groups were livid. ‘Shame on every single senator who voted against these life-saving amendments and protected the rights of terrorists and other dangerous people to buy guns,’ said Brady Campaign President Dan Gross. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton released a one-word statement on Twitter after the vote: ‘Enough.’”

Hollywood Airs Its Frustrations After Senate Blocks Four New Gun Control Measures People – “‘The foolishness and heartlessness coming from our Congress re: gun control is not surprising, but still so very disappointing and shameful’ singer John Legend. ‘You don’t get to talk ‘tough on terror’ if you’re too afraid of the NRA to do anything about guns. You’re a coward.'”

Gelzinis: ‘Crazy’ anti-gun Dems try to save lives The Boston Herald – The day after Dylan was murdered, I sat in 77-year-old Mary Ann McDonnell’s living room, a few miles away from Newtown. She spoke through tears about her 7-year-old granddaughter, Gracie, “my precious little free spirit with the dancing eyes.” What McDonnell couldn’t understand in her pain was why Adam Lanza’s mother kept an AR-15 Bushmaster in her house, the gun he also used to kill her. Maybe the senators who managed to block all those crazy efforts at some gun control last night could explain their version of sanity to Mary Ann McDonnell.

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Liberal Site Becomes Internet Laughingstock After Writing About ‘Grenade Launcher’ Mod to AR-15 – “(O)btaining a 37mm launcher that would do irreparable damage or kill someone is impossible for non-governmental purchasers. Simply put, the attachment does not launch “grenades.”Furthermore, grenades are regulated under the National Firearms Act are categorized as “destructive devices,” making it illegal for civilians to buy military-grade grenades in the United States.”

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  1. avatar PPGMD says:

    The Vox article is even stupider barrel shrouds are only regulated on handguns.

    1. avatar Sian says:

      Gotta be careful with those deadly shoulder things that go up and 30 caliber magazine clips.

    2. avatar twency says:

      IIRC barrel shrouds were one of the defining evil features of an “assault weapon” under the 1994 AWB, including on rifles.

      1. avatar PPGMD says:

        Check again. The Federal Assault Weapons ban only had barrel shroud as being restricted on pistols.

        1. avatar twency says:

          You’re right. A barrel shroud was one of things that turned a pistol into an “assault weapon”. Not applicable to rifles.

    3. avatar Cole says:

      Luckily I don’t use a barrel shroud, I use a handguard.

    4. avatar JoshFormerlyinGA says:

      Is a barrel shroud something one uses to hide their pencil profile barrel from all of the heavy barreled AR operators?

    5. avatar JasonM says:

      I think it’s a great post.
      Any rational person who’s not familiar with guns should look at that and say, “That’s it? That’s all it takes to be a super deadly ‘assault’ weapon? That’s just a bunch of cosmetic stuff. Idiots!”

  2. avatar Joe R. says:

    IT’S ALL BLUSTER.

    The evil (D) [purveyors of all things Societally broke-d_ck] GOT EVERYTHING THEY WANTED.

    Who wants to bet that they got FULL Federal funded gun-violence research which means $$$ can go to (D) constituents for “walk around $$$” to hand out to their constituencies before the election. This won’t be the last shake-down before November either.

    Que Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton with their hands out for gun-violence study $$$ in 3, 2, 1. . .

    Gotta fund billboards and ad campaigns against gun violence because billboard and ad campaign companies, as well as a LOT of evil (D) are starving out there.

    1. avatar Don says:

      There has never been a ban or a lack of funding for gun violence research, it’s just another lie. The CDC got caught promoting gun control as the only way to reduce gun violence, even though their own research showed that to be untrue. The only ban backed by the NRA and passed by congress is to the CDC using taxpayer dollars to promote gun control. They can and do still research all forms of violence but they whine about it being banned because their research always shows that gun control DOES NOT WORK.

  3. avatar Joe R. says:

    LOOK AT THE SMUG LOOKS ON ALL THEIR FACES [ESPECIALLY CHUCKY-DOLL SCHUMER].

    THEY DIDN’T LOSE SH_T ! ! !

    CALL YOUR SENATORS TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY GAVE UP.

    1. avatar Omer Baker says:

      What are you saying they gave up? Just curious.

      1. avatar JasonM says:

        I think Joe R. gave up his meds.

        1. avatar Joe R. says:

          How come every time you’re not paying attention to current events, I’m [allegedly] “off” my “meds”?
          Sounds like you know too much about “meds”. At least you read my comment (er, had someone read it to you), thanks.

          I’m saying the (D)ems got everything they came to the table to achieve. We don’t know all of what that was, but it definitely includes communistic, Tammany Hall, “walk-around money” for the (D) precincts and ON-THE-DOLE white collar alike. [e.g.: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/20/obama-administration-spends-9-7-million-for-fatherhood-training/%5D

  4. avatar Joe R. says:

    Guns don’t kill people, whacked out (D)emocrats do. Whacked out liberal media types get people killed.

    Conservatives will even it up in the next Civil War though.

    1. avatar Mecha75 says:

      I fear a civil war if either trump or clinton win the presidency.

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        Meh, sometimes it’s time to spit on your hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It’s preferable to living in a socialist dictatorship.

        1. avatar John in Ohio says:

          Amen.

          To me, one good thing about this particular election cycle is that either candidate almost assures a resolution to this painful death of our Republic. I think it is highly unlikely that the months preceding and following this November will be business as usual. Enough of this Death By A Thousand Cuts for America.

        2. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

          And here we see how names get added to the ‘no fly, no buy’ list….

        3. avatar John in Ohio says:

          Hell, I was on Billy Bob Cliinton and Janet’s little fun list in the nineties. To them I say… Come and get one in the yarbles; if you’ve got any yarbles.

          These lists are designed to crush the First Amendment as well as the others.

      2. avatar Sian says:

        Clinton, maybe. Trump, the progressives will just throw up their hands and not emigrate to Canada in droves like they promised, and instead make snarky posts on the internet.

  5. avatar Stateisevil says:

    If the NRA had a vise like grip on Congress full autos, suppressors, and SBR’S would be off the NFA, sold online and shipped to my door per my right to property and under the 2nd amendment. We’d also have national permitless carry.

    1. avatar John in Ohio says:

      When I read that the NRA has such a grip, my thought was that if they did, not much would change. In my lifetime I have never known the NRA to actually support the right of the individual to keep and bear arms consistently. Overall, their approach has been a statist dispensation of privilege, far from shall not be infringed.

      1. avatar neiowa says:

        You’ve been asleep for the last 39 YEARS???

        1. avatar John in Ohio says:

          Nope. They have supported the privilege and not the actual right for my entire time on this rock. They always support shall not be infringed but…

  6. avatar Mecha75 says:

    Its all crap. 100% of the US Senators voted for No Fly No Buy legislation. The Democrats wanted more than No Fly No Buy, they wanted to destroy the 5th Amendment right to Due Process also. If they cared for No Fly No Buy, they would have adopted the Republican version. But it was not about No Fly No Buy, it was about more Control and LESS rights for you and I. Yesterday’s vote proved it.

  7. avatar alexander says:

    How times weapons are mentioned, talked about, accused and found guilty? How many times was Islam mentioned, named, recognized…? Enough said…

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      How many times did they mention how it took Orlando police more than THREE HOURS to enter the nightclub with the resolve to incapacitate the terrorist inside?

      How many times did they mention how they want people to be unarmed … and how unarmed people are at an EXTREME disadvantage to fight back?

  8. avatar AnAnonymousGunOwner says:

    “It’s clear we’re at war with terrorism…”

    What BS.

    We aren’t at war with “terrorism”, than you can be at war with sexism, racism, or any other “-ism” out there.

    We aren’t even at war with islam.

    islam is at war with us.

    Orlando had nothing to do with guns, it had everything to do with islam, and the command from muhammed 1400 years ago to kill gay people.

    Next time, it won’t be guns, they’ll just light the gay nightclub on fire, say a few “allahu akbars” and then walk away.

    1. avatar Chrispy says:

      “Next time, it won’t be guns, they’ll just light the gay nightclub on fire, say a few “allahu akbars” and then walk away.”

      Unfortunately for us I don’t believe that to be the case.

      If all they were after was the highest body count then they would do exactly that, or they’d bomb the building to the ground. What they’re really looking to do is attack the freedoms that they despise and we enjoy. What better way to do that than get America to willing give those rights away? Bombings bring Americans together, shootings cause turmoil for months or years.

      1. avatar Julian says:

        “They hate us for our freedom”

        Horse puckey! They’re about causing shock and terror, in order to achieve political ends (getting us out of the middle east)

    2. avatar Omer Baker says:

      Mateen was a guy muslim who was rejected in all aspects of his life, his family mistreated him, muslims rejected his lifestyle, and homosexuals didn’t accept him. In islam, your good deeds are weighed against your bad and if you’ve been more good than bad then you go to paradise. Being a martyr is guaranteed to outweigh all your sins. This was his way out. Very sad all around, and I don’t believe he’s in paradise.

  9. avatar laurence deflassieux says:

    Great news for Americans, great news for their rights. It’s bad news for terrorists and criminals who like undefended targets.
    Oh how I wish we had these rights in Europe. More and more migrant killers are coming every day and they have an open door. We are undefended and the EU leaders see no problem with that.
    Never, ever give in, never give up your right to bear arms.

    Mark, NRA member living in France but fighting for us cause of liberty and freedom.

    1. avatar MamaLiberty says:

      Bless you, Laurence. I wish you could be my neighbor. Don’t give up… there are still some parts of America that are relatively free. Here in Wyoming we can buy guns with or without NICS, and we can carry them however we wish for the most part. And, best of all, the police here are mostly peace officers and are not concerned about when or how we are armed. I think you’d like it here. 🙂

  10. avatar Anon in CT says:

    A more realistic headline would be “Dems tank own proposals because GOP added limited due process protections.

    or

    “Dems vote down own proposals to keep base and donors fired up”.

  11. avatar Moshe says:

    All this mother f….ers just voted last year to give Iran nuclear weapons, and yet they wand to disarm US citizens.

  12. avatar jwtaylor says:

    I’ve also noticed the bullet points have gone out on how to frame the vote.
    “4 Gun Control Measures failed to pass in the senate. The vote failed strictly along party lines.”
    I heard that exact phrase on 3 different stations this morning. None mentioned what those lines were.

    1. avatar Empty Jay says:

      There were two measures supported by Republicans which were voted down by Democrats.

      There were two measures supported by Democrats which were voted down by Republicans.

      All measures required 60 votes to pass.

      Good luck hearing that from any MSM outlet.

      The Democrats could have had “No Fly, No Buy” but it would have required a judge to sign off on blocking the sale in the 3 day NICS window.

  13. avatar Bob316 says:

    I am still catching up on my news, but didn’t the Democrat Party have a chance to pass one or more of the gun control bills. If I recall correctly from the early reports, they blocked one or more of the bills because the bills had “due process” constraints in them. Scary freaking times for us who value freedom either way.

  14. avatar Binder says:

    Can someone please explain to me how the Federal government can regulate private in state sales of any product

    1. avatar Rick in NH says:

      An Ohio farmer, Roscoe Filburn, was growing wheat for use to feed animals on his own farm. The U.S. government had established limits on wheat production based on acreage owned by a farmer, in order to stabilize wheat prices and supplies. In 1941 Filburn grew more than the limits permitted and he was ordered to pay a penalty of $117.11. The Supreme Court decided that Filburn’s wheat growing activities reduced the amount of wheat he would buy for animal feed on the open market, which is traded nationally (interstate), and is therefore within the purview of the Commerce Clause.

      Congress can control anything sold or traded for any reason by this decision. See Wickard v. Filburn.

  15. avatar W says:

    The Dems could have had gun control, but they were loathe to support majority efforts. The next day, their pet media outlets blame Republicans.

    And liberals believe what their masters tell them to believe.

    1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

      It’s called “Control the Narrative.”

      I find it hard to believe that today the lying MSM and social media is getting away with saying these amendments did not pass due to teh ebil Republicans.

      Can no one look at an actual vote record?

      Geez; it’s easy to find. For example:

      http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=2&vote=00103

      The real question then becomes…”Why in the HELL are the R’s not shouting this from every rooftop?”

      Why do “we” so often let “them” control of the narrative like this? It is just insane.

      1. avatar John in Ohio says:

        Because it’s not in the script. They’re all professional actors. That’s how they get the job in the first place. It’s nothing but theater designed to strip the individual of his rights and dignity. It has been for a very long time.

      2. avatar Raoul Duke says:

        “The real question then becomes…’Why in the HELL are the R’s not shouting this from every rooftop?’

        Why do ‘we’ so often let ‘them’ control of the narrative like this? It is just insane.”

        Because the mainstream media and social networks are run by democrats and other left-wing ideologues so you will only hear their side. The useful idiots eat it up either from apathy, laziness, or they are true believers.

        They are the biggest hypocrites of all.

  16. avatar Jp says:

    For once I agree with killary. Enough…. Admit to being a horrible human being that has no interest in what best for us. Only for yourself.

    You know what amazes me about this? And actually it shouldn’t….. is how they can stand there and say it’s the fault of the gun lobby… with smiles on their faces. Nope sorry. It’s your fault this keeps happening. Come check out Chicago or Detroit or California in it entirety. All run by Democrats. And all are abject failures. Ridiculous amounts of debt. Chicago’s crime rate is so high there have been talks of sending in the national Guard. And yet we are told it’s the potg fault. Fcuking disgusted.

  17. avatar No Soup 4 You says:

    Tell your congress and anyone else , America will be much safer if we secure the BORDER and close the drug – tunnels under the border. Some tunnels are big enough to drive a truck through !! We are on borrowed time before …” Tommy jihaddee ” brings in something far worse than heroin or cocaine. Harassing law abiding gun owners is just wasting time on ‘ feel good ‘ measures. —— Tick ….Tock…..blood will be on the Senators hands.

  18. avatar anonymoose says:

    I dunno, man, I wouldn’t want to be hit with any flare, be it 12ga, 25mm, 26mm, or 37mm, and if that Orlando asshole had launched flares around the room he could have burned the place down. Nightclub and concert hall fires used to be a serious issue back in the day because exits are easily blocked.

  19. avatar C.S. says:

    I’m confused, didn’t the democrats veto some of the gun control legislation? The NRA must really have their tentacles everywhere…

    1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

      Well, they didn’t “veto” it and at this stage I do think it is important that we keep our language clear.

      And, this “legislation” was proposed without committee involvement and proper debate. These “laws” were proposed amendments to a spending bill.

      That is, the actual “bill” is still considered and will probably pass…just without these amendments.

      And yes, the Democrats voted against several of the amendments (that would have given them what they are claiming they want) yet are somehow saying today that it was the Republicans that blocked it … and they are getting away with that lie.

      The Farce of American Legislative Process and “Media” is on complete display today and little is being said about THAT.

  20. avatar Chris Morton says:

    Harry Reid was so upset he picked up another male hustler.

    No word as to any injuries suffered by the Senator…

  21. avatar duroSIG556R says:

    Why are these democrats complaining? They are the ones that voted nay on sensible legislation. The blood is on their hands. Would someone speak up in the news and report on that?

    1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

      No, no one will say that. That does not fit the propaganda message.

    2. avatar MamaLiberty says:

      duroSIG556R, what part of this legislation was in the least “sensible?”

  22. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    Poor John Legend. At least yer wife has big boobs to commiserate you…gee wasn’t dingy harry rated “A” by the NRA at one time???

  23. avatar HighSurfAdvisory says:

    Oddly, they also have a pro-AR15 article on their site.

    http://www.vox.com/2016/6/20/11975850/ar-15-owner-orlando

  24. avatar Arthur S. says:

    I would like to see more people demand to see any actual video footage of the shooter. To me its all BS, we see nothing. We will never see the shooter with all the cameras in every building on the street and in the club, people with cameras nothing.

  25. avatar CarlosT says:

    As several people have mentioned, the Democrats could have gotten what they claim to want by voting for the Cornyn amendent, which would have then passed overwhelmingly. But it’s not about preventing terrorists from getting guns, it’s about increasing government power without accountability.

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      You’re half correct.

      The other half is that gun control is an issue which, as I’ve pointed out time and again, Obama cynically uses whenever he wants to distract the press in one en mass movement.

      Want the press to quit talking about failures of the FBI and his immigration ideas? Gun control! The press reacts like a well-trained pack of hounds, off chasing a raccoon up a tree.

      1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

        Yep. Wag that Dog, Obama, wag that dog.

        I think there has been some interesting ‘developments’ in the Clinton investigation this past week. Anyone heard or read anything about them?

    2. avatar Mark N. says:

      It was never about passing a no fly no buy bill, it was all about the outraged reaction that you see above. It was about politics, not “saving lives.”

  26. avatar DetroitMan says:

    The Democrats voted down two similar measures that would have restricted sales but attempted to keep due process intact. Were they cowed by the NRA?

  27. avatar Cole says:

    I wonder how the gun lobby got so big and powerful? Why is it more powerful than the gun-control lobby? … hmm
    Maybe it is the over 100 million gun owners behind it. Maybe the NRA’s over 5 million PAYING members makes it so powerful. Maybe it isn’t evil, greedy, power hungry gun companies that make the gun lobby more powerful than the truly evil, greedy, power hungry gun-control lobby. It might be because millions of people donate money to these gun groups, like the NRA, and tens of millions of people buy new guns every year and like their right to keep and bear arms. Although they might be right, the gun companies greed does control their politics, if they don’t support gun rights, the millions of Americans that make up the gun lobby won’t support them.

  28. avatar Ralph says:

    Meanwhile, the NY Daily Snooze claimed that the NRA causes global warming and autism.

  29. avatar LNJK says:

    Yes Hilary, ENOUGH of your dictatorial ass. I know, I know, when you are Queen, via all the multi millions you’ve amassed from third world countries and corporate teets, so that you can further control the liberal media; you’ll executive order the shit out of this, to reshape the Constitution to try to make all the peasants your humble servants. But know thee well, many of us will NEVER bow down to kiss your ring.

  30. avatar lionsfan54 says:

    Keep reminding people of this, over and over again

    “Do you know how much the dreaded, mighty gun lobby spent on lobbying congress in 2013? $2.3 million according to OpenSecrets.org. That’s chump change. Meanwhile, the top single donor in the environmental lobby spent $4.3M that same year. Again, the entire gun lobby spent $2.3M on lobbying. The NRA came it under $1M in donations”

  31. avatar RatInDaHat says:

    So much fail in their rationalizations.

  32. avatar Mikial says:

    This is the typical Liberal tendency to avoid anything even remotely resembling personal responsibility for ones own action. It isn’t the poor murderer’s fault, it’s society so he should be rehabilitated not executed; the welfare mother of 7 from 7 different father’s isn’t to blame for creating her own problems so the rest of us (who work) should support her so she can raise her kids to be druggies an gangstas; the terrorist who slaughters over 40 people isn’t responsible because he’s a member of a protected religion and it;s actually to our benefit that he did that because we can use it to further our gun control agenda.

  33. avatar Friedrich says:

    I watched the whole thing on tv live the senate didn’t reject 4 bills. 4 bills were proposed and 60 votes weren’t met. The dems could have hit 60 votes and passed a bill if they weren’t such glory hogs and actually voted on the compromise bills presented by the republicans.

    They seem more concerned with getting accolades than getting anything passed.

  34. avatar LHW says:

    Makes me want a grenade launcher. Stupid NFA.

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