Thursday, 18 April 2013

'Shame on you': Women yell at Senate for not expanding gun background checks

'Shame on you': Women yell at Senate for not expanding gun background checks, "Shame on you," is what two women shouted in the Senate chamber after the lawmakers defeated a proposal to expand background checks on gun sales. The two women are living their lives in the aftermath of a mass shooting, so they were invested in this bipartisan proposal becoming a reality, according CNN on April 17, 2013.

Vice President Biden, who was presiding over the Senate, called for order after the women's "shame on you" outburst on Wednesday. Their outburst resulted in their removal from the Senate chamber. While the women did not appear to have been arrested, they were expelled from the Capitol after their outburst.

Patricia Maisch, of Tucson, Arizona, who was one of the women who yelled "shame on you," spoke with reporters after the incident. She was there at the shooting that critically injured Representative Gabby Giffords and killing others in the crowd. She actually took the gun magazine from the hands of the man who did that shooting, she said.

Why did she yell "shame on you" in the Senate chamber?" Maisch said:

"Because they are an embarrassment to this country that they don't' have any compassion or care for people who have been taken brutally from their families," she said.

Lori Haas of Richmond, Virginia, who is the mother of one of the students who was shot, but survived the Virginia Tech massacre was equally as angered about the outcome. She told reporters:

"We are sick and tired of the death in this country and these legislators stand up there and think it's a bunch of numbers. There's been 187,000 Americans killed since Virginia Tech. My daughter was shot and injured six years ago yesterday. It's a shame, it's appalling, it's disgusting."

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