On April 17, the Republicans (and four Democrats) in the U.S. Senate hit rock bottom when they filibustered legislation that was supported by a majority of senators to implement universal background checks on gun sales. This in the face of all the mass shootings and daily killings in our country.
Why did these 46 senators vote down this simple legislation that had nothing to do with the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms? Because that's just who they are. Either you have common sense, concern for safety and basic ethics, or you don't.
Many like to say the real problem is mental illness. Well, thanks to these toadies of the National Rifle Association, right now, somewhere, a mentally ill person is buying a gun without a background check.