Senators couldn't muster enough bipartisan support to pass a series of gun control measures Monday, the latest in a long string of failed attempts at enacting tighter curbs on firearms in the United States.
Spurred by the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, senators from each party introduced the measures they said would have strengthened background checks and prevented suspected terrorists from obtaining weapons.
But tough election year politics, paired with disputes over the effectiveness of each party's ideas, proved too powerful to break the longstanding partisan gridlock that's surrounded gun issues for years.
The result was expected. A fifth option, set to be introduced and voted upon as early as Tuesday by moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins, has generated more optimism, but still faces long odds at passage.
It's unlikely that last option will pass either.
Let's face it the NRA completely controls the Republicans in the House and the Senate and as long as they do there will never be any progress on protecting Americans from being gunned down in the streets with military style weapons.
Right about now I bet you are all wondering what Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer thinks of all of this. (I'm just kidding I doubt anybody really cares at all, but he's going to tell you anyway.)
As you can see Meyer is now using Bristol's Instagram account as a soapbox for his opinions which now include attacks on Hillary Clinton and the promotion of NRA propaganda.🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻#Repost @dakotameyer0317 with @repostapp ・・・ Guns are what’s to blame in America for all the violence. Guns kill people. Guns are evil. This is the Democratic Party’s battle cry. Not terrorism, not mental health, not the result of almost eight years of this administration dividing and turning groups against each other, but the guns. It was not the guns in San Bernardino December 2, 2015 where 12 people died and 22 were wounded and it was surely not the guns on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga where 4 Marines and 1 Sailor died with 2 others wounded. These were both Islamic Extremist attacks and were labeled as such by all parties including the current administration. It was not the guns in Colorado Springs November 27, 2015 when 2 civilians and a police officer were killed and 9 more people were injured including 5 police officers. And, it was not the guns in Charleston on July 17, 2015 when 9 people were killed in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Both of these shooting were hate crime related. So I ask, why is the nightclub shooting approximately one week ago about guns? The shooter was known to be of concern by the government and even sent so far as to call 911 and pledge his allegiance to ISIS prior to the shooting. This was the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history by an Islamic terrorist and we are sitting here talking about guns when we need to talk about terrorism and mental health. Now, after a lengthy Democrat filibuster, 2 bills are to be introduced to the U.S. Senate floor for a vote. First and most interesting, refuse gun ownership to those listed on the “terror watch list” list. Do you know the criteria for being placed on the no terror watch list? No? No one else does either. There are 1.5 million people currently listed on the list. The shooter in Orlando was but Secretary Clinton and her staff had him removed, well done. The other is expanding background checks which quite honestly is mostly a political move to claim some sort of small victory for gun control if past. Continued in comments... #dakotameyer0317
So I guess it's safe to assume he is completely assimilated.
So much for all of that talk about honor.