The U.S. Senate background bill failed to secure the needed 60 votes to prevent a filibuster yesterday, defeating the entire Obama gun-grab-control agenda. Obama appeared after the vote in the White House Rose Garden with Gabrielle Giffords and some of the parents of the Newtown shooting victims to scold the senators. Even Harry Reid changed his vote to a NO on the proposal submitted by Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) which would have tightened restrictions on private gun sales. The vote is seen as a victory for the Second Amendment, as well as for advocates of the National Rifle Association. Even Obama has been forced to admit that the current legislation would probably do nothing to stop another mass shooting as that which took place last December at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.