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Senate Background Check Bill in Jeopardy, Lacks Necessary Votes

chris73 Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 11:45 PM
Last time I checked you have to get a background check anyway (NICS). So, what is this bill suppose to accomplish besides incrementally degrade what is left of the Bill of Rights.
rhinegarten Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 12:54 AM
It's supposed to accomplish the incremental degradation of the Bill of Rights.

When a ban on “assault weapons” was completely dropped from the Senate’s gun control package, anti-gun advocates shifted their focus to more attainable measures, such as universal background checks. The bipartisan Manchin/Toomey ‘comprise’ proposal provided a glimmer of hope for gun-control advocates (and even some pro-gun groups), but Politico is reporting that even this has little chance of passing:

This bipartisan proposal, which expands background checks and closes the controversial “gun show” loophole, is gaining nearly no steam in the House, and in the Senate, it’s no better.

Senate Democratic leadership considered pushing back the vote...