Thune Analyzes the Vote

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The senator reflects on the near-victory of Thune-Vitter. Senator John Thune (R-SD) speaks by phone with Cam Edwards and Ginny Simone about the Thune Amendment and its 58-vote majority, which included 38 Republicans and 20 Democrats, and came just two votes short of passing. They discuss the fact that a similar initiative can be introduced very soon, and that the level of "scare tactics and fearmongering" utilized by anti-gun Democrats indicates their lack of confidence and a potential rift within the party. Thune praises Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) for calling out opponents on their phony claims of support for state rights, and he requests that gun owners write to their senators to thank or admonish them.