Skip to comments.Bipartisan deal reached on gun background checks
Posted on 04/10/2013 7:39:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A bipartisan group of senators has struck a deal to expand gun background checks to all commercial sales whether at gun shows, via the Internet or in any circumstance involving paid advertising, according to Senate aides familiar with the talks.
The proposed agreement would be more stringent than current law, which requires checks only when purchases are made through a licensed dealer, but less than originally sought by President Obama and congressional Democrats, who were seeking to expand background checks to nearly every kind of sale.
The agreement should secure enough bipartisan support for the Senate to proceed to debate on an overarching bill that would expand background checks, make gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time and bolster federal funding for school security plans. Senate Democratic leaders have said they will permit senators of both parties to introduce amendments to the measure.
The deal on background checks was struck by Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-W. Va.), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.), who will introduce the proposal as an amendment to the current gun bill under consideration in the Senate, aides said.
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I wouldn't count on it. The rats have become quite adept at stealing elections AND getting away with it.
And of course, only a licensed FFL can legally make a "commercial" sale.
So there is definately some sort of Obama style Double-Speak involved here.
They will probably have to "pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy".
18 USC § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law
On a quick glance, it appears that the ‘Rats just wanted to pass ANYTHING as a face-saving measure. Even something rather marginal and meaningless.
“See, we tightened up background checks!”
Just how, and where, can you buy a gun over the internet? You can’t.
Liberal Dems will not support this Bill without amendments. Once amendments are passed, it will die.
How bout IGNORE IT. They can make all the phony laws they want. Then try to enforce them!
The war has started and they are the enemy.
Bi partisan. It sounds so friendly.
Toomey has an “A” rating from the NRA?
Is there a "bill" (you know, a written document available for public inspection) which is "under consideration" (you know, in the hopper, assigned to a committee, debated, passed to the floor with majority and minority reports) in the Senate?
I don't actually think there is.
Just one of many.
No, you can’t buy a gun over the internet. You can LOOK at guns for sale, but it still has to be shipped to an FFL holder.
The debate in Congress about guns is always about which rights do I no longer need.
Not how to protect my rights.
Unless I’m a f*g, an illegal alien or I want an abortion.
Then they’ll invent rights for me that don’t exist.
All commercial sales already require a background check so, as presented here, this bill would change nothing. And we know that’s not going to happen.
One thousand D I N G S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Struck me precisely the same. This background check BEE ESS is a ruse for something else. One more example of corralling the law abiding and doing nothing to inhibit criminals, and Ayn had plenty to say on that subject as well.
Anything that allows O'Bozo to claim a win.
Sure you can.
At auction sites for one example - places like Gun Broker and Guns America
But you still have to ship to and from an FFL.
Another example is CMP.
And they ship direct to the purchaser - no FFL intermediary required.
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