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 arms – Washington 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 view – USA 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.”
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.
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.”