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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Liars and cowards defeat background-check bill in Senate
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By Pat Cunningham
April 18, 2013 11:20 a.m.



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Polls show that between 80 and 90 percent of Americans support stronger background checks on firearms purchasers, and a majority of U.S. senators agree with them.

But THAT DIDN’T MATTER yesterday:

If there was ever a moment that symbolized the difference between the power of public opinion and the strength of a concerted minority, it came Wednesday when the Senate defeated a bipartisan measure to expand background checks on gun purchases.

By the time the vote took place, the outcome was expected. Nonetheless, the result was stunning, as was made clear by the angry reaction of President Obama, who had ...

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