Obama asked for a gun vote during his State of the Union Address. He got it.
Not much more to say about that.
The “Manchin-Toomey” amendment failed in the Senate today on a 54-46 vote. It aimed expand background checks gun shows and to Internet sales.
Republicans who voted “yes” (alphabetically):
Maine Sen. Susan Collins
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk
Arizona Sen. John McCain
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey
Democrats who voted “no” (alphabetically):
Montana Sen. Max Baucus
Alaska Sen. Mark Begich
North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid (It is surmised that Reid voted no for procedural reasons in order for Democrats to bring up the provision at a later date)
Update: Obama is blathering on now like a petulant child who lost.