Skip to comments.Possible agreement on background checks sets stage for Senate vote..(Will NRA change Toomey to F?)
Posted on 04/09/2013 10:03:57 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
Senate Democrats are setting the stage for a vote on new gun laws later this week as two key senators on Tuesday said they were close to announcing a compromise bill to expand background checks to firearms sales at gun shows and on the Internet.
Sen. Pat Toomey, a conservative Pennsylvania Republican, announced he plans to appear Wednesday with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who holds an A rating from the National Rifle Association.
The two have been working on a compromise proposal that could draw Republican support for expanding background checks, and an aide to Toomey said Tuesday night that all but the final details were left to negotiate.
"We're hopeful," Manchin told reporters Tuesday when he was asked if he planned to announce a deal on Wednesday.
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What if an illegal owns the weapon?
Obviously that person will get a pass.
NBC News? I’ll have to take that with a grain of salt.
Seems that the nuclear question is simply what high profile crime(s) that the media have been bludgeoning us with lately would this proposed legislation have prevented? The answer of course is none of them.
A compromise is a settlement of differences by mutual concessions.
It seems like the only compromises ever made are that we give up a smaller amount of our freedom instead of a much larger amount of our freedom. Inch by inch they tighten the noose.
It'd reduce the costs of Zer0Care.
Criminal and insane asylum check if you wish to buy a gun,, ok, i understand.
If it’s no, then no sale could be completed. If a person is approved, the goverment has NO BUSINESS finding out what gun was purchased, or if the person even completed the sale at all.
This is a registration effort leading to confiscation.
Background checks of individuals have nothing to do with the gun they may or may not wish to buy.
If Republicans are of the belief that there must be an up-or-down vote on bills that violate the most unambiguous part of the Bill of Rights, then what is the purpose of serving in the Senate?
The NRA is crap, GOA is where it’s at.
A good idea would be if they were to start with stripping Dingy Harry of his "B".
Here in Maine, the go to group for Second Amendment rights is the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. They have 10,000 members and represent the interests of Maine’s 300,000 sportsmen. www.sportsmansallianceofmaine.org
why is a pub associating with a rat?......a rat who supports all of the bamey boy takeover.......
Obviously, someone found the bones in toomey’s closet. There might only be four or five politicians in the entire congress who are not compromised in one way or another...and the left will make up a lie out of whole cloth to destroy even them.
We have no government. We have an asylum run by lunatics and the criminally insane.
Haven’t you heard, there are no illegals in the U.S. any more. Did try to call Toomey’s office late today and reached a recording which said it was not possible to leave a message and to try later.
Good to see you posting, I hope you are doing better.
Hey Pat, the across the aisle doesn’t work. Thought you would be smarter now or do you need to steal more taxpayer money?
R’s are being played. They will vote aye to send this milquetoast background check bill to the floor for debate, where Reid will insert Difi’s ban as an amendment that only needs 51 votes. Only the House can stop this now, and the 2014 elections.