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Toomey: Yeah, I’m Done Working on Gun Control

RTUT24905 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 9:12 PM
If it were the right thing, Toomey, it would have had conservative support. I am pretty sure that most conservatives look down on those who take to knee-jerk, wasteful grandstanding. That is what you did. You accomplished nothing. You produced a lousy proposal and you wasted the tax payer's money in doing so.

The “compromise” proposal on extended background checks by Sens. Manchin and Toomey failed Wednesday by six votes, prompting a firestorm of outrage from gun rights activists. Sen. Harry Reid blasted Senate Republicans for ‘ignoring the voices of an overwhelming majority of Americans’ and President Obama condemned the Senate’s failure to pass reform as “shameful.” Many pledged that the fight isn’t over, however, including Sen. Manchin:

“We’re gonna pass this,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told gun-control-backing MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on “Morning Joe.” “Don’t you give up. Don’t you give up.”

“These are good people,” Manchin said of...