In response to:

The Gun Vote

CarlStevenson Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 8:35 AM
No bill should have ever been brought to the floor in either house. The 2nd amendment specifically PROHIBITS congress (and states and local governments) from infringing the right to KEEP and BEAR arms! Even proposing, or considering, or allowing consideration of such a bill is a violation of their oats of office "to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign AND domestic." By doing so, they BECOME the domestic enemies that the oath refers to ...

This column is about the vote on Wednesday in the U.S. Senate on the amendment to the gun control bill which had as its two main sponsors Democrat Joe Manchin (WVa) and Republican Pat Toomey (Pa).

The effect of the amendment would have been, among other things, to have increased background checks on people buying guns to include gun shows and internet sales.

I don't want to discuss the merits of the amendment; I want to chat about why it failed in the face of overwhelming popular support.

The vote on the amendment failed - as only the...