The National Riffle Association, NRA, a powerful United States gun lobby institution has scored a major victory when the United States Senate this evening voted down in flames a bipartisan gun legislation minted by two NRA’s
members, Senators Joe Minchin, a democrat from Virginia and Pat Toomey, a Republican from the state of Pennsylvania. The bipartisan gun legislation was meant to extend backgrounds checks on gun purchasers including closing the gun offshore and loophole which allows purchasing of firearms at gun shows without a requiring a background check.
Families of the twenty innocent children and the six teachers killed at Sandy Hook School toured the United States capital recently, pleading their lawmakers to see the rationale to vote on gun legislation, something they believe would save future incident and save lives.
Despite the push of he Sandy Hook victims and overwhelming support of the American public, led by their President, Barack Obama, the Unite States Senate voted in favor of the National Riffle Association rather than their constituents to obviously avoid the backlash from the power gun lobby group that targeting Senators who would had voted to pass the legislation and run them out of power in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
The gun legislation fell short of six votes to break the Filibuster that would had clear the bill for debate on the Senate floor and subsequent vote.