Angry Obama: Gun Lobby 'Willfully Lied'
President says Senate caved on background checks in 'shameful day'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2013 5:29 PM CDT
President Obama arrives to participate in a news conference with Gabby Giffords and Mark Barden, the father of Newtown shooting victim Daniel Barden.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – After the Senate rejected tougher background checks today, President Obama issued a blistering criticism of senators who "caved to the pressure" and of the gun lobby he says "willfully lied," reports USA Today. "All in all this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," said Obama, who appeared in the Rose Garden with Gabby Giffords and the father of a child killed at Newtown. "But this effort is not over."

Obama said the NRA and its allies "claimed this bill would create a federal gun registry," and "unfortunately this pattern of untruths about this legislation served its purpose,” reports the Washington Post. The senators who voted against the measure have "no coherent arguments" to back up their position, he said. “They caved to the pressure. And they started looking for an excuse—any excuse—to vote no.” Giffords, for her part, tweeted that the Senate had "ignored the will of the people," adding that she's "not giving up."

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Wrongdirection
Apr 19, 2013 8:44 AM CDT
So when is the Government going to start, doing the rest of what they need to be doing for the people? Putting back the money into social security.. Turn off the money flowing out of this country.. Give us a true Health and Dental Program we can afford.. Tax everyone equally.. Rid this country of illegal aliens.. Bring Jobs and Companies back to our shores.. Mostly..Stop the same ol' same ol' business that has nothing to do with the people.. Pay the education system by what people are learning not by, I'm here, now I'm not...pay me anyway.. Put themselves on Social Security like every citizen and stop their after term pay.. They can get another job just like anyone of us when we leave a job! They can get the same health care offered us! This country is such a joke..all because of our Government. Imagine all that laugh at them.../..us..
Wrongdirection
Apr 19, 2013 8:31 AM CDT
By all means, If the government wants to background check, Here is some difinitions they should learn.. il.le.gal, illegal...forbidden by law or statute. alien.....In law, an alien is a person in a country who is not a citizen of that country. when you put these 2 words to gether it becomes "illegal alien" for some reason the government still can not understand this! Guns go to Mexico and other places and end up right back here commiting crimes. Who's Your Mamma O'Bama? Did she send you and our lawmakers to school? She should have!
boxcar
Apr 19, 2013 2:48 AM CDT
Apparently survivors of Sandy Hook Elementary massacre don't realize the reason their kids were slaughtered is because CT strict gun control laws had the unintended consequence of PROTECTING the SHOOTER since he was assured there were NO GUNS present anywhere on school property, not even out in the parking lot. The idea that the Obama adm. would ignore this obvious dichotomy and use parents to promote more such stoopid laws just goes to show how far out of touch with reality our gov't is- almost as bad as saying Toyota has no electronic problems when any engineer can calculate that CELL PHONES are driving Cruise Controls thru the half wave antenna we call a turn signal lever- The US gov't has become a BIG FAT LIE in every thing Proof of pudding? How is it there are NO Massacres in Walmart Stores? Huh? Duh- Walmarts ain't "Gun-Free Zones" are they? Sporting goods section has plenty of guns/ammo Any shooter would be shot dead by security before he could go on a rampage That's not true of a "Gun-Free Zone" as these sheeple found out the hard way but I don' think they realize its the gun-control laws that actually allowed their kids to be shot dead- no protection