President Barack Obama called Wednesday "a shameful day for Washington."
So, you can imagine what many of his celebrity supporters and detractors had to say about the U.S. Senate rejecting an amendment that would expand background checks for gun sales.
Four Republicans, including Sen. John McCain of Arizona, voted in favor, while four Democrats voted against it, making the final tally 54-46—six votes shy of the 60 ayes needed to move forward.
Hollywood's corner of the twitterverse more or less erupted, as it tends to do in such cases. Here's a sampling:
Rainn Wilson: "90% of Americans favor expanded background checks for gun buyers. Our senate failed. Our system is colossally broken."
Adam Baldwin: "Don't forget: the whole gun(people)-control kerfuffle, while a Leftists fantasy, is propaganda/distraction from America's BIGGER issues."
Rob Thomas: "sad day that we didn't pass background checks in U.S. Every responsible gun owner i know (and i know a lot) supported it."
Carl Reiner: "I trust voters will vote out those elected officials who voted not to ban assualt weapons or have background checks for gun buyers."
Rashida Jones "BOOOOOOO. RT @nprnews: Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales http://n.pr/13jPyY9" and "DOUBLE BOOOOOOO. Shameful. RT @Reuters: Senate rejects proposed ban on gun ammunition magazines that contain more than 10 rounds #breaking"
Flea: "the only way i can see a reason for anyone having a gun is if they are a farmer and their cow broke it's leg and they need to kill it"
Mia Farrow: "Powerful Oped by Gaby Giffords 'stop these lawmakers at the grocery store and tell them: You've lost my vote.' http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/opinion/a-senate-in-the-gun-lobbys-grip.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0 …"
Albert Brooks: "Senate rejects gun background checks. Mentally ill people rejoice."
Kristen Schaal: "Senate couldn't pass background check amendment for gun sales. So, maybe after the next gun massacre?"
Piers Morgan: "The U.S. senate just voted against expanding background checks for gun sales. What a pathetic, gutless bunch of cowards. #NewtownBetrayed"