...Or was it just the Senate? But don't we elect our senators? But wait -- aren't they supposed to reciprocate our vote by casting their own, according to the collective interests of their respective constituents? Is that what happened today? Or wasn't it?
As horrific and heartbreaking as every gun shooting in America may be, and Newtown so much worse than ever before, we were above all shamed to discover that in the face of international gun restrictions and violence statistics, we're near the bottom. And yet, some argued that we were different. That it's more complex than laws and regulations (tell that to seat belts).
We didn't fix anything today. And the shame continues.
Let Congress know how you feel. Go here and find out how your senator voted today. Then call him or her.
It used to make a difference. I don't know if it does anymore.
UPDATE: here are the Twitter handles of the senators who voted no today. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/04/17/senate-background-check-bill_n_3104250.html?utm_hp_ref=tw