It is outrageous that the Senate can't rise to the occasion and summon the courage to ban high-capacity magazines and protect our loved ones from mass murderers. Opponents of my amendment chose to side with the NRA and the gun industry over the victims of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and other mass shootings. The large number of casualties in recent mass shootings were made possible by these super-sized magazines—banning them is common sense and would save lives. Although I am disappointed by today’s vote, I am not discouraged—families deserve to be free from the fear of high-capacity magazines and gun violence in their communities, and I’ll never stop fighting to give them that right.
The #BuffettRule would restore fairness to the tax code; millionaires shouldn't pay lower tax rates than the middle class.
This is a day of great sadness in America, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families. This latest shooting tragedy is an unthinkable act of violence carried out against young children and innocent people. Americans are sick and tired of these attacks on our children and neighbors and they are sick and tired of nothing being done in Washington to stop the bloodshed. If we do not take action to address gun violence, shooting tragedies like this will continue. As President Obama said, we must act now "regardless of the politics."