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Senate Background Check Bill in Jeopardy, Lacks Necessary Votes

Rich656 Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 7:14 PM
cont'd Honestly, I'm not as tuned in on the federal gun laws as I probably should be, but it occurs to me that most, if not all of the above mentioned "benefits" have more to do with state and local law than federal law. In Illinois we're very restrictive. For example, my uncle has an Illinois FOID card, he has a concealed carry license from another state(not valid in Illinois) which allows him reciprocity concealed carry in a majority of the rest of the states. The only problem he has with the "interstate sale of a handgun", is Illinois. He has no problem traveling in other states with his firearms because of their reciprocity laws so forget "travel with firearms protection", it's not applicable. cont'd below

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...