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Short of 60, senators hunt for
votes on background checks

Washington Times, by David Sherfinski

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 4/16/2013 11:16:34 PM

Gun control supporters scrambled Tuesday to find 60 votes to pass expanded background checks on firearms purchases, hoping to sway reluctant senators ahead of a showdown vote. After spinning its wheels for most of the day Tuesday, the Senate set up a series of gun votes for Wednesday, including what has become the critical fight — a proposal to expand background checks to include all sales at gun shows and over the Internet, though it would exclude person-to-person private sales.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/16/2013 11:35:30 PM     (No. 9279516)

In the end, every vote will count. Toomey ought to be severely chastised by Senator McConnell.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 4/17/2013 12:03:59 AM     (No. 9279531)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PChristopher, 4/17/2013 1:53:29 AM     (No. 9279575)

Traitors all.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lawdoc, 4/17/2013 3:29:48 AM     (No. 9279592)

Don´t worry. The Repubs will cave before it´s over. They always do.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/17/2013 4:55:40 AM     (No. 9279597)

The terror bombing in Boston shows what a waste of time more gun laws are. A maniac intent on killing people can find a variety of ways.Everybody would agree if we passed new laws,banning bombs,the people making and using them wouldn´t give a damn. Murder is a behavior not an inanimate object sitting somewhere.

Supposedly 90% of the public supports expanded background checks and I would´t dispute that up to a degree. The real fear is it´s just a first step,allowing the government to compile a national registry and make gun owners sitting ducks if the government snaps and orders confiscation.The real problem is people don´t trust Obama and the left.

Obama was supposed to be some sort of universal healer upon taking office and he´s turned out to be the most divisive president ever,waking up every day pitting one group of people against the other.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 4/17/2013 8:14:02 AM     (No. 9279799)

The only background check I really care about is for our quite possibly fake President. Waiting...waiting.

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