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Jeff Flake hints: Iíll support expanded background checks in return for changes on Internet sales
Hot Air ^ | May 7, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/07/2013 11:05:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A week ago, he noted on his Facebook page that his poll numbers after voting no on Toomey/Manchin put him somewhere south of “pond scum.” Today, this.

He won’t face the voters again for five and a half years, but he shares a home state with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly. They can hurt him by campaigning against him in 2018 more than they can anyone else in the Senate. No wonder he’s looking for ways to flip:

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN he is willing to reverse his opposition to expanding background checks for guns if the Senate sponsors change on the bill’s provision dealing with internet sales…

He said under the measure as written, if a gun owner sends a few friends a text or email asking if they want to buy their gun, or posts it on their Facebook page, “that is considered a commercial sale.”

For people in rural areas in his state and others, he said that becomes inconvenient and costly…

Some Republicans opposed the measure out of fear that expanding background checks would put the country on a path to a national gun registry, but Flake said that is not his concern.

If Flake flips, that’s 55 votes for Toomey/Manchin. Johnny Isakson also allegedly told a gun-control activist yesterday that he’s “having conversations” with T&M to improve their bill.....

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 113th; arizona; banglist; flake; gopestablishment; guncontrol; idiocy; internetsalestax; internettax; jeffflake; rino; secondamendment; squish; stupidparty; trading; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 05/07/2013 11:05:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that roughly translates to “I’m gonna sell you out but haven’t figured out which way to do it”.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 11:06:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s no Ted Cruz, that’s for sure. What is wrong with AZ senators....lack of spine and/or character?


3 posted on 05/07/2013 11:07:08 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re gonna have to run a bunch of these guys out of office on a rail to make it abundantly clear to them that NO MEANS NO!!!


4 posted on 05/07/2013 11:07:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Appropriate last name...


5 posted on 05/07/2013 11:08:00 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What part of the word "no" is so difficult to understand?
6 posted on 05/07/2013 11:09:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So fundamental rights are for sale for a few buck more or less?


7 posted on 05/07/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I knew he was a flake.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 11:11:33 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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RINO traitor, either way.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 11:12:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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Flake living up to his name? "Some Republicans opposed the measure out of fear that expanding background checks would put the country on a path to a national gun registry, but Flake said that is not his concern."

That should be your only concern Senator...our Second Amendment rights are not for trade or for sale!

10 posted on 05/07/2013 11:12:26 AM PDT by yoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO!


11 posted on 05/07/2013 11:13:05 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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Translation:

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN that he’d be fine with taking away your Constitutional rights in return for taxing you more in a way that hurts less.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 11:14:09 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No and No.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 11:14:21 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: txrefugee
What is wrong with AZ senators....lack of spine and/or character?

What's wrong with AZ voters?

If a majority of AZ voters were worth anything, being on Mark "Wife Abuser" Kelly's hit list would be a badge of honour, and worth a bump of several percentage points in the vote.

14 posted on 05/07/2013 11:16:44 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Flake, don’t log-roll the 2nd Amendment.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 11:17:03 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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Why not, Senator? Why not make it clear once and for all you are an unprincipled POS?


16 posted on 05/07/2013 11:18:00 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: cripplecreek
“I’m gonna sell you out but haven’t figured out which way to do it”.

I believe you NAILED it correctly.

17 posted on 05/07/2013 11:18:02 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a tool.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 11:18:27 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy sounds as goofy as Hagel and Voinovich. Bob


19 posted on 05/07/2013 11:20:44 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("Leave your home It's time for running... I see the hosts of Muhammed coming." Al Stewart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prostitute, thy name is Jeff Flake.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 11:21:33 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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