Republicans Refuse To Take Common-Sense Steps Against Gun Violence

Last night, Senate Republicans again refused to take action in response to the horrific and numerous mass shootings across the United States. Senate Republicans voted against an amendment to promote safety by keeping guns out of the hands of those on the terror watch list. They also voted against universal background check legislation after the murder of 14 innocent people at the hands of two gunmen in San Bernardino, California, and the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs that resulted in the murder of three.

“The vulnerable Republican senators who voted against these measures are effectively telling the American people that the will of the NRA comes before the safety of their families,” said American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Mackler. “As voters prepare for 2016, they should keep in mind how their representatives addressed gun violence: cowering in inaction in the face of repeated, senseless tragedies in our communities.”

All of these GOP senators voted against important safety protections for Americans:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri
Sen. John Boozman, Arkansas
Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina
Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas
Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida