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Pols have no guts over gun control

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I am disgusted with the cowardly behavior of some of our U.S. senators bowing down to the National Rifle Association and their lobbyists while more than 90 percent of Americans are in favor of universal background checks, a no-brainer. Yet 46 of our senators voted against the wishes of the people.

That all were Republicans, save for five Democrats, protecting their master, the NRA, is no surprise. That four Democrats joined them is outrageous. All were senators from red states and obviously bowed to their constituents rather than trying to introduce them to the 21st century.

They were Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.). May they join the party of their constituents and cease being an embarrassment to the Democratic Party.

The ratio of 54 for to 45 against would suggest the majority of senators wanted the background checks, as does the ratio of 91 percent to 9 percent of Americans.

So what could go wrong? Ask the NRA and their puppet senators.

Nick Papas


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Tim from Flushing says:
HELP!!!!!! Lou from Bayside, where are you?
May 9, 2013, 1:40 am
Lou from Bayside says:
Yes Background checks! Lets have psycopathtic maniacs who kill innocent children in drone attacks perform background checks on law abiding citizens trying to get a firearm as is their right under the second ammendment. These same maniacs doing the checking dont believe in the 2nd ammendment and if they could would relinquish US sovreignty to the United nations.The only thing preventing that is our armed citizenry!
May 11, 2013, 10 am
Felix from Forrest Hills says:
The armed citizenry to rebel against the gov't is a myth. Lou thinks that he and his limited group of pals will fight the gov't with their guns if they consider things too bad for them to take. The gov't and the police will win the fight hands down. Lou you don't have a chance. Give up your bunker mentality.
May 12, 2013, 9:05 am
Lou from Bayside says:
Wrong Felix! a good portion of police and military will honor the oath that they took and will take up sides with the citizenry. The number of guns out there is staggering and in a guerrilla conflict those police and military disloyal to their oath will be soundly defeated!
May 12, 2013, 12:41 pm
Felix from Forrest Hills says:
Wrong Lou - the military and police have more might than you and your freeko friends. You would lose in any conflict. Climb out of the bunker and enjoy life.
May 16, 2013, 8:43 am

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