The 45 senators (including four Democrats) who voted against requiring background checks for gun purchases are cowards and disgraceful. They showed no compassion for the parents of the slain children in Newtown who appeared before them.

These senators kowtow to the gun lobby instead of protecting our children and families.

We need to send a message to let the 45 senators know what we think of them. Ninety percent of Americans supported the bill, and yet the senators could not vote to support a basic common-sense safety measure. They are supposed to work for the American people not the special interests. They should be voted out of office.

Have they no decency?