Down Range: June 2013
Gun Supporters Willfully Lied
President Obama recently blamed the defeat of Senate gun-control proposals on lies spread by the National Rifle Association, calling it a pretty shameful day for Washington. The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill, Obama said in the White House Rose Garden about 90 minutes after the vote. In April, senators voted 54-46 to expand background checks of gun purchases, six votes shy of the 60 votes needed for passage of the amendment under the Senates debate rules.