Dems have nobody to blame but themselves, they had a super majority in both the House and Senate along with the presidency. They should have been able to ram through any bill their little commie hearts desired.
Via Weekly Standard:
At a press conference in the Capitol on Wednesday, House Democrats lashed out at opponents of new gun control measures. [...]
But when nearly 260 Democrats controlled the House from 2009 to 2011, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi didn’t hold a single vote on gun control. Why not?
“Perhaps you’re familiar with the 60-vote rule in the Senate,” Pelosi told me. “Our members are very courageous. They’ll walk the plank on any tough vote. But I don’t want them to walk the plank on something that’s not going to become the law.”
“This is a very high priority for us,” Pelosi continued. “But because of what is—money. Let’s face it. Big money out there on the side of those would be opposed to gun safety.”
“The fact is if there was no prospect of success, we wanted the members to be here to continue to make the fight, so that when there was a prospect of success they would be here rather than being cleared out by the NRA,” Pelosi added.
From 2009 to 2011 there were either 59 or 60 Democrats in the Senate, plus five Republicans who had voted for the “assault weapons ban” in 2004 (Judd Gregg, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, George Voinovich, and Dick Lugar). In other words, it was Democratic opposition in the Senate, chiefly from Majority Leader Harry Reid, that disuaded Pelosi from holding a single vote on gun control from 2009 to 2011.