The use of 46 noses of senators is not the problem in Washington, it's 54 brains.
Despite the president's shameful use of the grief of parents, the background checks, as well as the myriad of anti-Second Amendment laws, would not have stopped the attacks on Sandy Hook, theaters, schools or even Gabby Giffords.
These were acts of mentally ill people. I would be in favor of modifying background checks if they prohibited all criminals and the mentally ill from buying guns.
The real problem is, these same liberals, who have no regard to my rights, will not demand that these dangerously ill people appear on such lists.
No one can name one anti-gun law that would stop this carnage or criminal actions, but I can give you hundreds that punish law-abiding citizens who wish to protect themselves.