Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Shame on Senate
* I totally agree with Patricia Maisch on her opinion of the Senate.
Patricia Maisch, a hero of the Tucson shooting that left six dead and another 13 wounded, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), was escorted by police out of the Capitol Wednesday for telling senators that they should be ashamed of themselves for blocking a provision requiring background checks for gun sales.
Maisch was at Giffords' "Congress On Your Corner" event in January 2011 when Jared Loughner opened fire. He was tackled by bystanders as he tried to reload, and Maisch was able to grab the third clip away from him.
She reacted just as quickly inside the Senate chamber. "Shame on you!" she told senators who'd voted against the amendment, which would require background checks for firearm sales at gun shows and elsewhere....
Shame on those Senators that voted against the background checks, including U.S. Sen. Rob Portman. The teachers, administrators, and staff at the Sandy Hook elementary displayed more courage in trying to protect the children than some Senators showed today.
I support President Obama and his agenda on gun control. I stand with President Obama and the families of Sandy Hook (CT), Oak Creek (WI), Aurora (CO), Virginia Tech, and all the people hurt by gun violence.