Here Are All The Senators Who Blocked Gun Control -- And Their Phone Numbers


Republicans in the Senate blocked four gun control measures on Monday evening.

This vote came after Senator Christopher Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, held a 15-hour filibuster last week calling for action. Murphy spoke passionately about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut where 20 children and six adults were killed in 2012.

In the years following that unimaginable horror, Congress passed zero gun control laws to try and stop something like that from ever happening again.

Murphy was moved to filibuster after 49 people were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando -- the deadliest shooting in American history.

Keeping with tradition, Republicans in the Senate voted to do nothing to try and stop something unimaginably horrific like that from ever happening again.

One of the four measures was from Murphy and called for expanding background checks on gun control.

Politicians often make votes along party lines. They make their decisions based on personal beliefs. They also make their decisions based on who is giving them money and what they think will help them keep getting elected by citizens.

It often feels like we're totally helpless to make any changes since it's the politicians who are the ones in the room making final decisions.

But, there are a few things you can do. First, you can vote -- in all elections, including local ones. Educate yourself on the nominees in your district and vote for who would best represent you.

Second, if you want more gun control, you can call your senator and tell him or her that you want more gun control. If your senator voted against a gun control bill and you're not happy about that, you can call his or her office up and say that.

Ninety-two percent of people support expanded background checks, according to the latest poll from CNN.

Here are all of the senators who voted against one of the measures along with their phone numbers in case, you know, you wanna give them a ring and tell them what's up.

Lamar Alexander, Tennessee (R)

(202) 224-4944

Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire (R)

(202) 224-3324

John Barrasso, Wyoming (R)

(202) 224-6441

Roy Blunt, Missouri (R)

(202) 224-5721

John Boozman, Arkansas (R)

(202) 224-4843

Richard Burr, North Carolina (R)

(202) 224-3154

Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia (R)

(202) 224-6472

Bill Cassidy, Louisiana (R)

(202) 224-5824

Daniel Coats, Indiana (R)

(202) 224-5623

Thad Cochran, Mississippi (R)

(202) 224-5054

Susan M. Collins, Maine (R)

(202) 224-2523

Collins is working on a similar gun control measure that could be a compromise for the Senate.

Bob Corker, Tennessee (R)

(202) 224-3344

John Cornyn, Texas (R)

(202) 224-2934

Cornyn presented a similar but less harsh measure, which was also blocked in the Senate vote on Monday.

Tom Cotton, Arkansas (R)

(202) 224-2353

Mike Crapo, Idaho (R)

(202) 224-6142

Ted Cruz, Texas (R)

(202) 224-5922

Steve Daines, Montana (R)

(202) 224-2651

Mike Enzi, Wyoming (R)

(202) 224-3424

Joni Ernst, Iowa (R)

(202) 224-3254

Deb Fischer, Nebraska (R)

(202) 224-6551

Jeff Flake, Arizona (R)

(202) 224-4521

Flake is working on a similar gun control measure that could be a compromise for the Senate.

Cory Gardner, Colorado (R)

(202) 224-5941

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina (R)

(202) 224-5972

Chuck Grassley, Iowa (R)

(202) 224-3744

Grassley presented a gun control measure on mental health, which was also blocked in the Senate vote on Monday.

Orrin Hatch, Utah (R)

(202) 224-5251

Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota (D)

(202) 224-2043

Dean Heller, Nevada (R)

(202) 224-6244

John Hoeven, North Dakota (R)

(202) 224-2551

James Inhofe, Oklahoma (R)

(202) 224-4721

Johnny Isakson, Georgia (R)

(202) 224-3643

Ron Johnson, Wisconsin (R)

(202) 224-5323

James Lankford, Oklahoma (R)

(202) 224-5754

Mike Lee, Utah (R)

(202) 224-5444

Joe Manchin III, West Virginia (D)

(202) 224-3954

John McCain, Arizona (R)

(202) 224-2235

Mitch McConnell, Kentucky (R)

(202) 224-2541

Jerry Moran, Kansas (R)

(202) 224-6521

Lisa Murkowski, Alaska (R)

(202) 224-6665

Rand Paul, Kentucky (R)

(202) 224-4343

David Perdue, Georgia (R)

(202) 224-3521

Rob Portman, Ohio (R)

(202) 224-3353

James E. Risch, Idaho (R)

(202) 224-2752

Pat Roberts, Kansas (R)

(202) 224-4774

Mike Rounds, South Dakota (R)

(202) 224-5842

Marco Rubio, Florida (R)

(202) 224-3041

Ben Sasse, Nebraska (R)

(202) 224-4224

Tim Scott, South Carolina (R)

(202) 224-6121

Jeff Sessions, Alabama (R)

(202) 224-4124

Richard Shelby, Alabama (R)

(202) 224-5744

Daniel Sullivan, Alaska (R)

(202) 224-3004

Jon Tester, Montana (D)

(202) 224-2644

John Thune, South Dakota (R)

(202) 224-2321

Thom Tillis, North Carolina (R)

(202) 224-6342

Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania (R)

(202) 224-4254

David Vitter, Louisiana (R)

(202) 224-4623

Roger Wicker, Mississippi (R)

(202) 224-6253

Citations: Poll: Gun control support spikes after shooting (CNN), Almost Every GOP Senator Just Voted to Keep Letting Terror Suspects Buy Guns (Mother Jones), U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 2nd Session (Senate), The Gun Control Proposal Congress Could Agree On (ABC News), The Senate just voted down 4 gun control proposals (Vox), Cornyn Gun Measure Fails in U.S. Senate (The Texas Tribune), Sen. Jeff Flake to introduce gun control legislation (ABC15)