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Sens. Toomey and Manchin Reach Deal on Expanding Background Checks

Dixiedrifter Wrote: Apr 12, 2013 10:28 PM
Now that our U.S. Senate will have the opportunity to gerrymander the very essence of our second amendment rights, plan on several defections from RINO's, who feel the time is ripe to make a decision based on feelings rather than sound common sense. Sadly, another Sandy Hook will take place somewhere and just like the carnage we experienced in Aurora Colorado. What we learned previously from the event at Columbine High school, has been a total waste. Demanding and creating more laws, which by the way, go largely unenforced is only a "feel good" substitute. Read the story about a Chicago area shopkeeper who defended his life with a baseball bat against gun-toting thugs? Chicago, home to copious gun laws, has turned into a real cesspool.....

Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin(D-WV) have reached a deal on expanding background checks. Firearms purchases at guns shows, on the internet or “any circumstance involving paid advertising” would be subject to background checks but there would be important exemptions, such as temporary transfers and between close relatives.  

“Under the terms of the Manchin-Toomey deal all background checks would be conducted by federally licensed gun firearm dealers, who would need to verify the validity of a purchaser’s gun license and record that a check was performed. Background checks would need to be completed within three...