President Barack Obama and other gun control supporters say the Senate's rejection of expanded background checks and other measures won't stop their drive to reduce firearms violence.

But their path to enacting gun curbs this year seems uncertain, and lawmakers appear befuddled about what it will take for them to turn things around.

Yesterday, the Senate voted to block a bipartisan plan broadening background checks and Democratic proposals banning assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines.

Those votes were victories for the National Rifle Association. But the NRA lost votes, too, including an effort to make it easier to carry weapons across state lines.
Four months after the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, some gun control backers say it may take another mass shooting before Congress acts.

What are your thoughts?  Are you disappointed the Senate didn't pass the plan or are you pleased?