Wed, May 1st, 2013 - 1:18 pm - By Gordon Basichis
Here is an article worth noting. The Washington Posts cites that Republican constituents are more in favor of background checks for firearms purchases than the Republican Senators who voted against the bill.
According to the Washington Post…”In the aftermath of the vote, most Americans said they believe the Senate shouldn’t have rejected background checks. And even more Americans — including a clear majority of Republicans — support expanding background checks with the Senate entirely removed from the equation, new data from Gallup show.
The Gallup poll conducted an experiment where half of those polled were asked whether the Senate should have passed a measure to expand background checks. The other half were asked a different question on background checks without mentioning the Senate action.
In the first question, 65 percent of Americans said the Senate should have passed background checks, while 29 percent agreed with the upper chamber’s decision to reject the measure.”