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50 Senators, 50 Victims

[NOTE: Several people have written to say that they can’t read the names in the photo because they’re too small. Here is a link to the roll call vote of the measure this post is referencing—I recommend scrolling down to “Grouped By Vote Position—NAYs.” Alternately, you can save the photo to your photo library and that should enable you to zoom into a full-resolution version. I hope this helps!]

Above are the 50 United States Senators whose votes allowed Omar Mateen to purchase his weapons legally within the last week.

Above are the 50 United States Senators who, in the wake of the San Bernadino shooting, didn’t think that expanded background checks were needed.

Above are the 50 United States Senators who stand between all of us and commonsense gun control legislation that would make guns more difficult to access, especially for people like Omar Mateen who, according to the Los Angeles Times, had “been interviewed by the FBI twice and  had once been on a terrorist watch list.”

Above are the 50 United States Senators that the NRA has given $27,205,245 to during the course of their respective political careers.

Above are the 50 United Senators who may as well have each individually pulled a trigger on one of the 50 victims of the Orlando massacre.

Here’s how to contact them:

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    • Squillions Squillions

      Oh, well that’s not *nearly* as bad. *eye roll*

    • nickZ nickZ

      You are wrong
      There are 53 victims
      You don’t have to die to not be a victim

      Someone that immediately thinks of the numbers being incorrect than the larger picture of all those innocent people bring murdered and so young has other issues.

      Perhaps you are just Cold hearted …
      Well that was the nicest thing I could think of that starts with a C !

      But it probably doesn’t surprise you to bd called worse things

      • NrseDebbie NrseDebbie

        I do believe the point was NOT to count the shooter as a VICTIM! Way to be a dick.

    • NrseDebbie NrseDebbie

      Yes! The shooter was definitely NOT a victim!

    • Joy Green Joy Green

      49 Dead, 53 injured some still fighting for life, 1 executed and should not be counted as a victim or even remembered in any way while respecting the families and victims! That is why 49 is important…


    …(copied/pasted – not my words, although I like them)…
    In 1996 Australia had the worst mass shooting in their history. Less than two weeks after the Port Arthur massacre, all six Australian states agreed to enact the same sweeping gun laws banning semi-automatic rifles and shotguns – weapons that can kill many people quickly.
    The number of Australia’s mass shootings dropped from 11 in the decade before 1996, to zero in the years since.
    And although the laws were designed specifically to reduce mass shootings, the rates of homicide and suicide have also come down since 1996.

    Mark Lewandoske
    Mark Lewandoske Move to Australia then. … their Constitution doesn’t have a second amendment that gives you the right to own arms so if that’s the kind of country you want to live in don’t let the door hit your ass get the f*** out of my country

    Guytano Parks
    Guytano Parks …ummm, fucktard Mark Lewandoske: legally obtaining and owning a handgun for protection (who mentioned banning these?!) is VERRRY DIFFERENT than a semi-automatic rifle/shotgun!!! – are you mentally challenged, or just a stupid twatwaffle?!…

    • Timesjoke Timesjoke

      Even ‘Uncle Joe’ Biden told us we should own shotguns for home protection my friend.

      The point you seem to be missing is that America is the only Nation in the world where we have individual rights. All other Nations to include Australia put Government first, and everything else is seen as Government granted privileges.

      Yes, this grand American freedom experiment is not perfect, we do see the rare negative to go with the positives, but I see no reason why Americans must lose all of our freedoms just because outside forces hate us and use our freedoms against us. We should cling to our freedoms even more and show them that they can’t use terrorist attacks to make us give up on freedom.

  2. beuge90 beuge90

    That legislation would not have stopped this attack. The amendment this article is pointing to dealt with 2 issues: The supposed gun show loop hole and people on the FBI’s Terrorist Screen Database. Mateen bought his guns at a gun shop, not a gun show, and was removed from the FBI database when the investigation into him was closed in 2014. It wouldn’t have changed a thing.

    Also note: that legislation wasn’t a stand alone bill. It was added as an amendment to a Obamacare Repeal bill. They do this so they can point fingers later. Just like this.

    Please don’t play into the partisan hands of pointing fingers at the wrong people in this. It wasn’t the Republicans fault or the Democrats fault. It wasn’t Obama or Hillary or Trump’s fault. Mateen and ISIS are your villains. Blame them.

    • Timesjoke Timesjoke

      Great points, but we do have an issue with these cases of Islamic terrorists being screened and cleared by our Government then later killing a lot of innocent Americans. It seems reasonable to ask ourselves where we went wrong and try to figure out new ways of addressing these issues.

      Government is tasked with the job of protecting society, when Government fails that task, when they had these terrorists in their sights and in their hands and let them go to later kill people, that failure is significant.

  3. Timesjoke Timesjoke

    America is founded on the idea of the rule of law. Americans have a basic respect for the idea of being innocent until proven guilty and the equal protection under the law.

    The very idea of taking away our rights because we are on a “secret list” is offensive to the ideas and spirit of this great American freedom experiment.

    Who makes the lists? Who controls the lists? What rules are used to make them and how do you find out if you are on one of these lists? If you were put on the list in error, how do you get taken off the list and what redress do you have against those who put you on it in error?

    Due process is a founding principle and part of our Bill of rights for a specific reason, it is to ensure each American gets fair treatment at the hands of an all powerful Government. Without these protections, there is no freedom.

    What other rights should Americans lose just because they are under investigation or have been under investigation in the past? Should Hillary Clinton not be allowed to run for President because she is under a criminal F.B.I investigation?

    If we do something wrong, fine, punish us, but punishing people just because they are under investigation is against everything America is supposed to stand for.

    And by the way, the Orlando shooter passed a complete background check at the time of gun purchase and many times before while connected to Government security contracts his employer had. He was never diagnosed as having a mental illness or any other factor to flag him as a threat. In fact his employment showed he was never considered a security risk.

    The true debate seems to be how the F.B.I. conducts their investigations being as we keep hearing about cases where Islamic terrorists get investigated and cleared then later kill a lot of people. Maybe that is a valuable thing for us to evaluate and possibly change?

  4. H R H R

    For what it’s worth, this post was written when the number of dead being widely reported was 50. I certainly did not intend to count the gay-hating gunner and, ultimately, as nickZ points out, the precise number is not quite as important as the broader point.

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