"Abrams: Senate gun vote shows impact of special interests on Washington"

The American people are in shock that 46 members of the U.S. Senate turned their backs on the will of the people and rejected a compromise measure that would have expanded gun purchase background checks. President Obama summed it up well: "All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington."

It was shameful because of the desperate need to protect innocent children and other citizens from the irrational and ruthless violence that rigorous background checks would help to prevent. It was shameful because, as polls reflect, 90% of the people all over the country, irrespective of where they live, what they do or their political orientation, support stronger background checks for the purchase of guns.

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