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Senate to Start Votes on Gun Bill

aalfano Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 9:02 AM
If these Republicans vote yes on this garbage then they need to be voted out in 2014! I bet they have not even read the damn thing.

The Senate will take up a series of gun votes today, including the Manchin/Toomey proposal for extending background checks. As of Tuesday evening, however, gun-control advocates weren’t even sure they’d have enough votes to pass expanded background checks.  One Democratic aide told The Hill, “We don’t know if we have 60 votes, but we don’t know that we don’t have 60…it will be very close.”

The majority doesn’t have the votes to pass their own amendment, so we’re not voting,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee. “If we turn to assault weapons...

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