Five Democrats broke with their party and voted against the amendment assuring that the measure would come up short of the 60 votes needed for passage.Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Senators Who Voted No On Background Checks Bill
Five Republicans voted for the amendment.
The Democrats have the majority in the Senate.
One Democrat claimed the proposed system would not have prevented Newtown and would not stop criminals.
Of course, he or she is right in spite of all the emotions surrounding this issue.