Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords wrote a scathing op-ed in the New York Times on Thursday, after Republicans in the senate successfully filibustered new gun safety legislation.
Giffords wrote: “I’m furious. I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done, and until we have changed our laws so we can look parents in the face and say: We are trying to keep your children safe. We cannot allow the status quo — desperately protected by the gun lobby so that they can make more money by spreading fear and misinformation — to go on.”
Just days ago, it looked as though senate Democrats had the votes to overcome the GOP filibuster on gun buyer background checks. But hopes for action died on Wednesday when there were only 54 votes in favor of the bill, 6 votes shy of the 60 needed to break the filibuster.