gunned-down-gun-sqLast night’s Frontline special on PBS, “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA,” examined the NRA’s effective approach at blocking federal gun safety legislation even after such tragedies as the Columbine and Sandy Hook massacres.

Congress’s cowardice in facing the NRA is, as always, disturbing. But rather than refer to Congress as a nameless body, let’s name names.

The Senators listed below voted no. In April 2013, they voted to defeat the Manchin-Toomey bill that would have closed the loophole allowing gun purchases without background checks at gun shows and online. They voted no to a measure that would have helped to prevent criminals, terrorists and other dangerous and mentally ill individuals from obtaining harmful weapons.  Just a few months after the Sandy Hook shootings that left ‘s 20 small children and six educators dead, they voted no to this common sense gun safety measure.

Please contact these Senators and tell them you haven’t forgotten their cowardice.

No Votes (46)

Member Party State
Lamar Alexander R TN
Kelly Ayotte R NH
John Barrasso R WY
Max Baucus* D MT
Mark Begich* D AK
Roy Blunt R MO
John Boozman R AR
Richard M. Burr R NC
Saxby Chambliss R GA
Daniel Coats R IN
Tom Coburn R OK
Thad Cochran R MS
Bob Corker R TN
John Cornyn R TX
Michael D. Crapo R ID
Ted Cruz R TX
Michael B. Enzi R WY
Deb Fischer R NE
Jeff Flake R AZ
Lindsey Graham R SC
Charles E. Grassley R IA
Orrin G. Hatch R UT
Heidi Heitkamp D ND
Dean Heller R NV
John Hoeven R ND
James M. Inhofe R OK
Johnny Isakson R GA
Mike Johanns R NE
Ron Johnson R WI
Mike Lee R UT
Mitch McConnell R KY
Jerry Moran R KS
Lisa Murkowski R AK
Rand Paul R KY
Rob Portman R OH
Mark Pryor* D AR
Harry Reid** D NV
Jim Risch R ID
Pat Roberts R KS
Marco Rubio R FL
Tim Scott R SC
Jeff Sessions R AL
Richard C. Shelby R AL
John Thune R SD
David Vitter R LA
Roger Wicker R MS

* No longer serving in the Senate.     **Senator Reid voted no for procedural reasons, but supported the measure.

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If you missed Frontline’s “Gunned Down,” watch it here online.