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I often find that  the The Washington Post Editorial Board is too centrist.    Today, however, I was glad to see them using very strong language to call out Congress for failing to pass gun control legislation.   Here is an excerpt:

A COWARDLY minority of senators blocked a gun background-check proposal on Wednesday, in one vote betraying both the will of the American people and the charge voters gave them to work in their interest.  But at least those senators avoided a rebuke from the National Rifle Association.

Expanding background checks on would-be gun buyers is an idea that almost everyone endorses, because it’s an obvious thing to do. . . .  
 The proposal was, in other words, the very least — the bare minimum — that lawmakers could do to prevent more guns from ending up in the wrong hands.

Yet most Republicans and a handful of Democrats — Max Baucus (Mont.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Mark Pryor (Ark.) — couldn’t locate enough backbone even to vote for the bare minimum.

Perhaps most insulting was the bizarre conspiracy theories on which many of the opponents grounded their disapproval. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), for example, claimed that passing the ­Manchin-Toomey plan would put the country “inexorably on the path to a push for a federal registry.” Yet the proposal specifically outlawed any national gun registration scheme — and federal authorities wouldn’t have been allowed to keep background-check records.

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This editorial is well worth the read.

I hope that The Washington Post is not alone in the mainstream media in calling out Congress for their failure to act.

Let us hope that the American People are equally outraged.  

Originally posted to night cat on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 08:40 PM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA) and Shut Down the NRA.

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