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Published: Friday, April 19 2013 12:40 p.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

If liberals think gun control laws work, why don't the strictest gun control law in the nation work in Chicago? Guns coming in from other states? Why don't those other states have the crime problems Chicago has, even with all those guns? When you answer that question you will understand why gun control laws are useless, except to punish law abiding citizens.

I-am-I
South Jordan, UT

I think it is a little ridiculous to claim you know why a person voted a certain way. The experts according to the article (and I don't know why they needed experts to know this) said "it was a no win situation" for these Senators. Were these senators representing their states opinion on the matter or were they buying votes full knowing they were going against the "obvious" right decision? I suppose buying votes and representing are often one and the same and I would argue (in this case) the better path. I don't elect officials to tell me how to best run my life. I elect them to represent the informed opinions I have made because I am most capable to run my life. I guess that might be where my opinion differs with our President's. His statements suggest that he thinks these men should be loyal to their party and (in this scenario that means him) instead of to their states and he asserts (by default) that the common people are not informed enough (or have evil intentions) to make a decision.

worf
Mcallen, TX

According to our commander in chief, ninety percent of Americans want gun control.

So why would gun votes be a big risk for Dems?

Obama wouldn't tell an untruth. Would he?

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Obama is going to attempt to use an executive orders to implement what congress already voted down.

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