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There were seven Democrats who voted in favor of all three key pro-gun bills: Mr. Baucus, Mr. Begich, Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Mrs. Hagan, Mrs. Heitkamp, Mr. Pryor and Mr. Tester.

This group supported an alternative bill that strengthened the rights of law-abiding gun owners and made it harder for criminals to get guns, which was sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican and ranking member of the Judiciary Committee.

The important national concealed carry reciprocity amendment, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, got all Republicans’ votes (except Mr. Kirk’s, natch) and significant support from Democrats. Mr. Heinrich, Mrs. Landrieu, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico and Mr. Warner all voted in favor of this common-sense bill.  

Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming sponsored one of only two amendments to the gun bill that passed the Senate.  His legislation would have blocked the government from publicly releasing any information about gun owners. All the Republicans voted in favor (even Mr. Kirk) and a larger group of Democrats: Mr. Bennet, Sen. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, Mr. Heinrich, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sen. Amy  Klobuchar of Minnesota,  Mrs. Landrieu, Mr. Manchin, Mrs. McCaskill, Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Warner and Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon.

2014 targets

Right now, Mr. Bloomberg is taking out his anger on those who voted against background checks, but expect that list to broaden to any senator up for reelection in 2014 who voted against his demands. The high-value target list would include all the Republicans, as well as these Democrats: Mr. Begich, Mrs. Hagan, Mrs. Landrieu and Mr. Pryor. Several Democrats up in 2014 had a moderate voting record on gun rights last week and so could fall victim to Mr. Bloomberg’s high-dollar advertising, including Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico and Mr. Warner of Virginia.

The billionaire mayor already wasted $12 million on political ads over the last month to that failed to sway the votes of Mr. Donnelly, Mrs. Hagan, Mrs. Heitkamp, Mrs. Landrieu and Mr. Pryor.  The ads were also run against Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Mrs. Collins, Mr. Grassley and Mr. Toomey. The group pulled the attacks on Mr. Toomey once he introduced the expanded background check amendment.

Mr. Bloomberg could easily outspend the National Rifle Association (NRA), without labor-intensive fundraising. The NRA, however, has over four million members and an extensive grassroots operation experienced in political campaigns. Law-abiding gun owners ought to give their money, time and votes to the courageous members of the Senate who won’t be swayed by Bloomberg’s cash or Obama’s drama.