A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:

Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious.

The 56 senators who voted in favor of the new legislation represent 76 percent of the nation’s population; yet the 44 who voted against it succeeded in blocking it, as it needed 60 votes to break a filibuster.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013