Four Democratic Senators voted “no” on gun control measures last week. Given the recent polls that show more than 90 percent of the country and about 85 percent of gun owners support the measures and the compromise brokered by Senators Toomey and Manchin this makes little sense.
The Democratic defectors were: Mark Pryor, Mark Begich, Max Baucus and Heidi Heitkamp . Now, I can almost forgive Pryor and Begich because they are up for reelection next year and hold seats that will be hard enough to keep but Heitkamp and Baucus have no such excuse. Heitkamp has five years before her next Senate campaign and Baucus just announced he is retiring at the end of his term. WTF?
Someone needs to remind these people which party they are in and that the public wants sensible reform measures to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals and people who are a threat to themselves and others. Or maybe they just need to not be so wimpy.