Sunday, June 12, 2016

Senators who voted against the Assault Weapons Ban



I'm feeling angry and upset about the mass killing in Orlando. My earlier, more hyperbolic title was, "Does your Senator support Terrorism?" but I've edited it to something more precise.

You can call, e-mail, or write your senators with this link, or find your congressperson here.

An assault weapons ban wouldn't affect most murders in the US, but it would be a good start. Here's a nice article by Adam Gopnik that suggests other sensible gun control steps.

Information on the 2013 assault weapons bill is here or here.

11 comments:

  1. Well done on the map and links. Thank you!

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  2. I will be emailing Class 1 Senators. They are the ones that will make a difference. If they know that they may not be re elected because of their vote. Anyway of getting this viral?

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  3. I will be emailing Class 1 Senators. They are the ones that will make a difference. If they know that they may not be re elected because of their vote. Anyway of getting this viral?

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  4. Thanks for your map and your words John!

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  5. Examining the text of bills and amendments submitted to Congress, which are so frequently the result of bizarre deal-making, is an undertaking for legal scholars, I think. However, know this: Senator Manchin introduced this as an amendment to a bill to repeal the ACA, something that has nothing whatsoever to do with assault weapons and everything to do with making the proposal palatable to the right. What I can't understand (if I do, indeed, understand the amendment correctly) is why so many Democrats voted for it.

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  6. Now list the 15 or 17 Republican senators who voted for it in 1994. The 37 Rep House members who voted for it with a 216-214 passage while 77 Dem House members voted against it in 1994.

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  7. You act like it's the complete American people vs the lone NRA who's pushing "assault weapons", when in reality it's millions of Americans tired of having their constitutional rights stripped one at a time.

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  8. As sad as these deaths are, we aren't going punished for the wrong doings of others for a minimal effect

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  9. As sad as these deaths are, we aren't going punished for the wrong doings of others for a minimal effect

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