America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?

The Terrorists

An amendment to weaken gun safety laws attracted more votes in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday afternoon than did a compromise measure to expand background checks to gun shows and online sales. The votes represented the Senate’s first legislative response to the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) NRA-backed proposal to require all states to recognize out-of-state permits for concealed handguns received 57 votes, while the background check amendment offered by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) only achieved 54 supporters. Both fell short of the 60-vote threshold, however.

Fuck these guys