Despite support of over 90% of Americans, and despite the pleas from parents of massacred children, yesterday the U.S. Senate defeated legislation calling for background checks on most gun sales. Two parents of gunned-down children shouted “Shame on you!” from the Senate gallery after the vote.

The Senate also defeated measures to ban military-style assault weapons and limit high-capacity magazines, like those used in the Newtown killings.

New York’s Senators Schumer and Gillibrand voted for all of the gun safety measures, which are also supported by NYAGV.

A dangerous amendment for concealed carry reciprocity—that would have allowed people from states with loose concealed carry weapon laws to legally bring their guns into other states like New York–was also voted down. New York’s Senators voted against that amendment and NYAGV advocated for its defeat.

President Obama, along with the parents of the Newtown shooting victims, vowed to continue their fight for federal background checks and other gun safety measures.