Ignoring the people
Senate votes against Americans’ wishes for more background checks
Americans don’t agree with their leaders in Washington when it comes to gun control. In the wake of the Senate’s voting down a measure to expand background checks for gun purchases, a Gallup poll shows that 65 percent wish the vote had gone the other way. And, if it were up to Americans to make the choice, 83 percent would vote in favor of adopting universal background checks (which is down a little from the 91 percent from a January survey). As might be expected, the numbers differ depending on political-party affiliation.
Should the Senate have passed the measure to expand background checks for gun purchases?
Would you vote for or against a law that would require background checks for all gun purchases?