Gun businesses in state + Obama percentage in state = how a Senator voted on gun bill
By a wide 51 to 29 percent margin, more people say a gun in the house makes it a safer place to be rather than more dangerous, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Is the defeat of the background check amendment the first round of a gun fight? Or is it a knockout for pro gun rights forces?
The answer is a combination of the Senate procedure and the complex politics of guns.
Studying the path from Newtown to the near-certain failure of an amendment offered by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is an instructive exercise in how Washington works.
Gun rights advocates might be outnumbered by gun control supporters but they make up for it in intensity.
The Manchin-Toomey amendment is in big trouble.
The Florida Republican senator gives the "Gang of Eight" a boost with his endorsement.