A month after 19 kids and 2 teachers were killed in Uvalde, 13 US Senators voted against Senate Bill 2938, the plan to support the gun control bill just passed by the House of Representatives.
The Senate had already removed from the bill a ban on assault-style rifles and a ban on high-capacity magazines, but 13 Senators still couldn't support what was left:
- a background checks on buyers convicted of domestic violence
- a background check on buyers convicted of crimes when they were under 18 yrs. old.
The bill still passed in the Senate because 50 Democrats, 13 Republicans, and 2 Independents all voted for it.
33 US Senators voted against it, and 2 did not vote at all.
13 of those 33 anti-safety US Senators are running for re-election this coming November, 2022.
Remember the children and adults murdered in Buffalo, Uvalde, Highland Park, and the Indiana mall.
Remember the names of the 13 US Senators who couldn't even vote for background checks on gun buyers --though the buyers could be potential killers.
Notice that ALL of these 13 US Senators without compassion are male and Republican.
Notice that out of 24 women US Senators, only 4 voted against the gun control bill (Lummis, Blackburn, Hyde-Smith, and Fischer). Twenty women Senators voted for the bill.
The Republican women Senators who had the courage to vote for these modest gun control laws are:
Joni Ernst (Iowa), Shelley Moore-Capito (West Virginia), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Susan Collins (Maine). Thank you!
Out of 76 men in the US Senate, 29 voted against modest, commonsense gun control laws.
Thus only 1 out of every 3 male US Senators wants laws to prevent shootings.
Women US Senators are more likely to value human lives more highly than gun rights.
Republican US Senators are less likely to prioritize human lives over gun rights.
The bottom line?
We need more women in the US Senate. We need fewer Republican men.