Friday April 19, 2013

Quote of the Year

“Senators say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets.”

-- former U.S. Representative and gun victim Gabrielle Giffords in the NY Times Op-Ed, “A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip,” April 17, 2013, after a group of senators (below: 41 Republicans, four Democrats, one procedural) blocked passage of mild gun-control reforms including background checks.

The minority of U.S. Senators who voted against mild gun-control reforms: April 2013

Posted at 04:12 PM on Friday April 19, 2013 in category Quote of the Day  
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