How would your proposed change in the law prevented what happened in Sandy Hook?
If it wouldn't have prevented it, why are you using that tragedy as a justification for your proposed changes?
How about an open season, where can I get my license??
“which many national polls put at near 90 percent approval”
Yet that is not true, especially among those who read the proposals.
I'm so sick of these paid hacks.
Obama’s ONLY (and I DO mean ONLY) goal here is to get this thing over to the House to die so he can blame that on Republicans and raise money off of it.
I suspect the Senators know that the only thing worse, politically, than supporting the original bill is flipping on it.
I suspect that they do know that and won’t support something that the NRA opposes.
No more gun control.
In fact, start pulling back all the laws out there.
STOP IT NOW.
It is not any “bi-partisan” group of senators. They are all statists. There is no disagreement among them. They all desire total government and no opposition from the subjects. Calling them Republicans and Democrats is like differentiating them by their first names or by whether or not they are bald or left-handed.
Sounds like a great opportunity for a COUNTER-PROTEST.
Of course, in my state of Konnecticut, all of my Federal legislators are Obama-pawns........
The only thing that matters to this government is advancing its communist agenda.
That’s all, nothing else.
These a-holes should be taken to the alley!
Didn’t Tumor say right after the vote that he wouldn’t bring anything back up? That didn’t take long.
Keep it up! The American people do not trust you bastards. You will only increase donations to the NRA along with gun and ammo sales.
I have had it with Pat Toomey. Hoped for years for him to finally get elected to the Senate from PA. WHAT a FREAKING DISAPPOINTMENT he has been. He must be primaried OUT! IF only we can find someone who can beat him! I am sure he’s been promised the moon by the dems he’s working with. TRAITOR to the rural Pennsylvanians who elected him!
First, they are identifying senators who might be willing to change their votes and support a background check system with fewer loopholes. .................................................... Wheeeeew, does this stink of dirty $$$$$$$$$$ or what? Gotta be a lot $$$$$ future campaign $$$$ here for those who cooperate?
“overwhelming public support for universal background checks which many national polls put at near 90 percent approval”
Ignorant approval is not impressive. Most probably have no clue what the ramifications of such a system would be to their liberties.
Many people are in favor of background checks, but the devil is in the details.
Most who favor such checks do not realize the language of such bills will give the government the POWER to declare the people to be criminals in their own homes.
But then the pollsters never tell you that when they ask “Do you favor the background check bill before Congress now?”
Obama must really be throwing a hissy fit. I can imagine the threats that he is making against the 4 senators who helped defeat the bill. Harry Reid is probably drinking Mylanta by the gallon.
But at least they have good ol’ dependable John McCain and Lindsey Graham to back them up by added to the pressure.