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Obama Slams Senate 'Minority' for Blocking Gun Restrictions

Obama Slams Senate 'Minority' for Blocking Gun Restrictions

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday slammed what he called a “minority” in the US Senate for blocking legislation that would have expanded background checks on those seeking to buy guns.

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Obama also accused the powerful gun lobby in the United States of “willfully” lying in order to doom the measure, which was defeated 54-46 in a Senate vote. It required 60 votes for approval.


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