Actually, Ima, it was all but four of the Republicans and four conservative democrats. The liberal senators voted for the ability to prevent such tragedies in the future. But majority rule no longer operates in the senate, due to Republican abuse of power. Fortunately, I suppose, the Affordable Health Care Act did get passed, and it will save even more children’s lives than the gun safety legislation would have. But it would be nice to have intelligent conservatives again, so that we could save lives on both issues, rather than hearing ignorant claims of how freedom must necessarily require more innocent death.