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  • Possible agreement on background checks sets stage for Senate vote..(Will NRA change Toomey to F?)

    04/09/2013 10:03:57 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9, 2013 6 hours ago | Kasie Hunt, Luke Russert and Kelly O'Donnell
    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...