vote record I'll find out whats up and how my senators (both of whom I wrote) voted and which of the 100 were absent. THEN I'll decide if I am upset or not.
UPDATE: Vote record is online now (link above) both of my senators from Ohio voted against it, including former Governor (R) George "Rino" Voinovich, but he's from the Socialist Republic of Cleveland anyway so take that for what its worth. Of the 39 "NAYs" all but 2 were democrats, Voinovich and Senator Luger from Indiana (boy with a name like that you figure he would of voted for it). While the "YAYs" were mostly republican, there were quite a few democrats among them. This just goes to show thatgun rights, while mainly a staple of the right, conservative and republican platforms, is big enough to cross political lines as the 2nd Amendment is for everyone.
As for the 3 that didn't vote, one was Senator Kennedy (D-MA) who is out battling cancer, Senator Byrd (D) from West-By-God-Virgina and Senator Mikulski (D-MD). We would of gotten none of those votes anyway.
This vote would of allowed universal recipriocity for CCW permits nationwide, instead of relying on state-by-state agreements by Attorney Generals in each state. Here's a news flash for the folks in the liberal media, the defeat of this bill didn't change those agreements - my CCW from Ohio is still good in 26 states, with more coming on the way...maybe even YOURS!
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)