Shame on Sen. Dan Coats for voting to block gun reform. We are proud of Sen. Joe Donnelly, who stood up to the NRA's Washington lobby and voted to expand background checks, something 89 percent of Hoosiers support. Background checks are common sense, and they work!
We will certainly remember how our senators voted on this matter when re-election time comes around.
The people most excited by the U.S. Senate's failure are criminals and senators who blocked this bill. The criminals because they are free to purchase guns whenever and wherever they like. The senators who voted to block are excited because they received a “bonus” from the NRA.
No one should accept that almost 9,000 women, children and men continue to be murdered by guns every year.
Donnelly should feel proud, because he voted for what most Americans want. Coats showed his cowardice by remaining safely in the NRA's back pocket.
- David and Dianne O'Brien, Valparaiso