Apparently, pandering to the NRA
is more important than taking care of the troops:
The Republican-led Senate brought up the gun legislation as the Senate stalled on a war-time defense bill, prompting Democratic complaints about national priorities.
"I support the gun liability legislation, but for heaven's sakes, what is more important to this country [than] taking care of our troops, our veterans, their dependents? Should the gun liability legislation trump this? The obvious answer is no, but it did", said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada.