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Sens. Toomey and Manchin Reach Deal on Expanding Background Checks

Dyadd Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 2:26 PM
Toomey was the head of the Club for Growth. Amazing treachery - there is no real opposition. The GOP is becoming the Ipecac Party.

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...