So I once again am here to report that our Senators in Washington could not manage to find consensus on one single gun bill.
The Feinstein amendment, which would have have barred anyone on the terrorist watch list from buying a gun, failed by a vote 47-53.
The Cornyn amendment, as drafted by the NRA, also failed by a vote of 53-47.
The Murphy amendment, which would have allowed for universal background checks, including at gun shows, failed by a vote of 44-56. Sadly, the amendment with the most teeth -- baby teeth at that -- failed by the widest margin.
The Grassley amendment, which concerned the no-fly list and waiting periods, lost by a vote of 53-47.
Senator Mark Kirk voted with Democrats. Senators Joe Donnelly (IN), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Montana Senator Jon Tester -- also head of the DSCC -- and Senator Joe Manchin (WV) voted against the Murphy amendment, among others.
We are now watching Senator Rob Portman congratulate the Cleveland Cavaliers for their win last night. Because there is nothing more important than basketball, apparently.
And so we return to our regularly scheduled programming of mayhem and death.