So, the hey-sailor-votes-for-sale-bunch just defeated Universal Background Checks in the brothel that was once the Senate. Well done you vile bastards; next time a Newtown happens please spare us your shallow grief and sympathy. Hiding behind Boston and in the hope one tragedy would replace another in the public's mind, they put their tail between their legs and ran for cover. Was this a majority vote? No, this was the minority manipulating the system once again. Is this about principle? More likely it is about longevity. Is this the will of the American people? Hell no, this is the will of the NRA that represents a small faction of the people. What this must be is an issue in '14.