They didn't miss the point - they did their part to perpetuate the liberal propaganda that'll be heard from now until this bill's defeat. Yes, defeated. 20 Dem Senators running for re-elect in 2014 vs 14 Rep Senators? A number of those Dem Senators are in states that really like the 2nd Amendment too? I think Reid showed his hand when he said, perhaps as much honestly as it was accidentally, that this legislation would have a hard time passing during this 2012-2014 session. BUT - let them, and Obama, spend all the political capital on this loser cause that they wish, as that only works to our advantage as O's lame duck term unravels.