Who Gloated the Most When the Gun-Control Amendments Failed?

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April 18 2013 1:34 PM

“Victory for Gun Owners!”

Who gloated the most when the gun-control amendments failed?

Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to members of the media during a news briefing April 16, 2013.

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On Wednesday, despite a 54-46 majority, the Manchin-Toomey amendment to expand background checks on gun purchases failed to pass the Senate. Bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines failed to gain passage as well.

In the aftermath of those votes, gun control advocates (including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Mayor Michael Bloomberg) were outraged. By contrast, gun-rights-backing politicians and pundits, as well as the NRA, were exuberant. We’ve collected the biggest gloats about the failed gun control legislation below.

The following was posted on Sen. Mitch McConnell’s official “McConnell for Senate” Facebook page, along with the message “We love the memes you send us! Keep them coming!”

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