And the Twitterverse loses its collective shit.
It really is beautiful to watch. The Senate today rejected four gun control bills that were proposed in the wake of the Orlando massacre, including one that would have relieved some Americans of their rights without due process.
The first, sponsored by Grassley, would have called for research on the causes of mass shootings and increased funding for the background check system, although it would not have expanded the types of gun sales that require them.
The second, sponsored by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., would have expanded background check requirements to include private sales and sales over the Internet.
The third, sponsored by Cornyn, would allow federal law enforcement officials to delay gun sales to suspected terrorists, including those on watch and no-fly lists, for three days and then halt the sales, but only after proving probable cause before a judge.
The final amendment, sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would have allowed the attorney general to halt sales to suspected terrorists and allow individuals to appeal to the Department of Justice if they are denied a firearm.
Causes of mass shootings… hmmmmm… that’s what we need to spend taxpayer dollars on when our debt levels are more than 100 percent of GDP? Research on why evil exists?
Murphy, who bathed in the barely cooled blood of innocent victims and did a dance on top of their dead bodies by leading a badly-timed, classless filibuster on the Senate floor in the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack, stuttered and stammered, but finally admitted his bill would have done nothing to stop Orlando, Newtown, or any other monstrous act.
That third one, by the way, was supported by the NRA. Thanks a lot, jerks. I’m sure that young woman being stalked and threatened by a violent ex, who despite having no connection to terrorism whatsoever, and who winds up on the useless no-fly list along with that toddler, will be thrilled to know that she has to wait three days, hoping her assailant doesn’t find her, until she’s proven she’s worthy enough to exercise her right to purchase a tool of self defense!
And the final one to me was the most odious, since it assumes guilt, and it puts the onus on the individual to prove his or her innocence. That noxious hag Feinstein admitted exactly that in this video.
Screw your due process! Screw your innocent until proven guilty! We want gun control!
Well, luckily all the bills failed, and Twitter’s response was glorious!
Celebricunts gnashed teeth and left froth-flecked, 140-character, oh-so-profound ruminations on the subject.
The Senate rejected all four gun control measures that were up for consideration on Monday. Fuck you, Senate.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 20, 2016
Politicians engaged in hyperbole so ridiculous, one had to check to make sure it wasn’t petulant toddlers screeching how mommy was the worst mommy in the world, because she didn’t make cookies instead of adults debating critical national policy.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 20, 2016
Idiot news whores blamed the NRA, because NRA won, even though the amendment they supported that would deprive those on the no-fly list, nearly half of whom have nothing to do with terrorism, of their rights for three days didn’t pass.
After gun votes Dem FL Sen Nelson she would have to tell Orlando victims & families of those murdered that “the NRA won again.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 20, 2016
And some dimwitted, emaciated, screeching twat displayed her contempt for basic human rights.
@SpartanGrp shut the fuck up with your due process..
— Jen Marden (@Jen_Marden) June 20, 2016
I won’t take apart policy tonight, because frankly, it’s been done and overdone. Y’all know where I stand.
I will not support hysterical attempts to relieve me of my rights.
I will not support reactionary, unconstitutional legislation that aims to infringe on the rights of every American who didn’t commit the latest atrocity
I refuse to acknowledge uninformed calls for closing nonexistent “loopholes.”
I oppose attempts by the ignorant to tell me what I can or cannot purchase with the money I earn.
My mere possession of a specific type of firearm does not infringe on anyone’s rights – even imaginary ones like the right to FEEL safe.
Any right that requires government permission to exercise is not a right.
And any horror like the one that happened in Orlando makes me yet more determined to fight any effort to infringe on my rights and more determined to help whose who want to defend themselves.
Anything less would be an outright embarrassment to my life and my oath to my country.