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Here Are All The Senators Who Blocked Gun Control — And Their Phone Numbers

Republicans in the Senate blocked four gun control measures on Monday evening.

This vote came after Senator Christopher Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, held a 15-hour filibuster last week calling for action. Murphy spoke passionately about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut where 20 children and six adults were killed in 2012.

In the years following that unimaginable horror, Congress passed zero gun control laws to try and stop something like that from ever happening again.

Murphy was moved to filibuster after 49 people were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando — the deadliest shooting in American history.

Keeping with tradition, Republicans in the Senate voted to do nothing to try and stop something unimaginably horrific like that from ever happening again.

One of the four measures was from Murphy and called for expanding background checks on gun control.

Politicians often make votes along party lines. They make their decisions based on personal beliefs. They also make their decisions based on who is giving them money and what they think will help them keep getting elected by citizens.

It often feels like we're totally helpless to make any changes since it's the politicians who are the ones in the room making final decisions.

But, there are a few things you can do. First, you can vote — in all elections, including local ones. Educate yourself on the nominees in your district and vote for who would best represent you.

Second, if you want more gun control, you can call your senator and tell him or her that you want more gun control. If your senator voted against a gun control bill and you're not happy about that, you can call his or her office up and say that.

Ninety-two percent of people support expanded background checks, according to the latest poll from CNN.

Here are all of the senators who voted against one of the measures along with their phone numbers in case, you know, you wanna give them a ring and tell them what's up.

Lamar Alexander, Tennessee (R)

(202) 224-4944


Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire (R)

(202) 224-3324


John Barrasso, Wyoming (R)

(202) 224-6441


Roy Blunt, Missouri (R)

(202) 224-5721


John Boozman, Arkansas (R)

(202) 224-4843


Richard Burr, North Carolina (R)

(202) 224-3154


Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia (R)

(202) 224-6472


Bill Cassidy, Louisiana (R)

(202) 224-5824


Daniel Coats, Indiana (R)

(202) 224-5623


Thad Cochran, Mississippi (R)

(202) 224-5054


Susan M. Collins, Maine (R)

(202) 224-2523

Collins is working on a similar gun control measure that could be a compromise for the Senate.


Bob Corker, Tennessee (R)

(202) 224-3344


John Cornyn, Texas (R)

(202) 224-2934

Cornyn presented a similar but less harsh measure, which was also blocked in the Senate vote on Monday.


Tom Cotton, Arkansas (R)

(202) 224-2353


Mike Crapo, Idaho (R)

(202) 224-6142


Ted Cruz, Texas (R)

(202) 224-5922


Steve Daines, Montana (R)

(202) 224-2651


Mike Enzi, Wyoming (R)

(202) 224-3424


Joni Ernst, Iowa (R)

(202) 224-3254


Deb Fischer, Nebraska (R)

(202) 224-6551


Jeff Flake, Arizona (R)

(202) 224-4521

Flake is working on a similar gun control measure that could be a compromise for the Senate.


Cory Gardner, Colorado (R)

(202) 224-5941


Lindsey Graham, South Carolina (R)

(202) 224-5972


Chuck Grassley, Iowa (R)

(202) 224-3744

Grassley presented a gun control measure on mental health, which was also blocked in the Senate vote on Monday.


Orrin Hatch, Utah (R)

(202) 224-5251


Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota (D)

(202) 224-2043


Dean Heller, Nevada (R)

(202) 224-6244


John Hoeven, North Dakota (R)

(202) 224-2551


James Inhofe, Oklahoma (R)

(202) 224-4721


Johnny Isakson, Georgia (R)

(202) 224-3643


Ron Johnson, Wisconsin (R)

(202) 224-5323


James Lankford, Oklahoma (R)

(202) 224-5754


Mike Lee, Utah (R)

(202) 224-5444


Joe Manchin III, West Virginia (D)

(202) 224-3954


John McCain, Arizona (R)

(202) 224-2235


Mitch McConnell, Kentucky (R)

(202) 224-2541


Jerry Moran, Kansas (R)

(202) 224-6521


Lisa Murkowski, Alaska (R)

(202) 224-6665


Rand Paul, Kentucky (R)

(202) 224-4343


David Perdue, Georgia (R)

(202) 224-3521


Rob Portman, Ohio (R)

(202) 224-3353


James E. Risch, Idaho (R)

(202) 224-2752


Pat Roberts, Kansas (R)

(202) 224-4774


Mike Rounds, South Dakota (R)

(202) 224-5842


Marco Rubio, Florida (R)

(202) 224-3041


Ben Sasse, Nebraska (R)

(202) 224-4224


Tim Scott, South Carolina (R)

(202) 224-6121


Jeff Sessions, Alabama (R)

(202) 224-4124


Richard Shelby, Alabama (R)

(202) 224-5744


Daniel Sullivan, Alaska (R)

(202) 224-3004


Jon Tester, Montana (D)

(202) 224-2644


John Thune, South Dakota (R)

(202) 224-2321


Thom Tillis, North Carolina (R)

(202) 224-6342


Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania (R)

(202) 224-4254


David Vitter, Louisiana (R)

(202) 224-4623


Roger Wicker, Mississippi (R)

(202) 224-6253

Citations: Poll: Gun control support spikes after shooting (CNN), Almost Every GOP Senator Just Voted to Keep Letting Terror Suspects Buy Guns (Mother Jones), U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress – 2nd Session (Senate), The Gun Control Proposal Congress Could Agree On (ABC News), The Senate just voted down 4 gun control proposals (Vox), Cornyn Gun Measure Fails in U.S. Senate (The Texas Tribune), Sen. Jeff Flake to introduce gun control legislation (ABC15)

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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