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Possible agreement on background checks sets stage for Senate vote..(Will NRA change Toomey to F?)
NBC News ^ | April 9, 2013 6 hours ago | Kasie Hunt, Luke Russert and Kelly O'Donnell

Posted on 04/09/2013 10:03:57 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss

Senate Democrats are setting the stage for a vote on new gun laws later this week as two key senators on Tuesday said they were close to announcing a compromise bill to expand background checks to firearms sales at gun shows and on the Internet.

Sen. Pat Toomey, a conservative Pennsylvania Republican, announced he plans to appear Wednesday with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who holds an A rating from the National Rifle Association.

The two have been working on a compromise proposal that could draw Republican support for expanding background checks, and an aide to Toomey said Tuesday night that all but the final details were left to negotiate.

"We're hopeful," Manchin told reporters Tuesday when he was asked if he planned to announce a deal on Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; behindtheironcurtain; guncontrol; ironcurtainrebuilt; lifeineastgermany; secondamendment
All the NRA needs to do is say anyone who votes for this will turn into a F. This will stop these politicians in their tracks. If they don't, no more donations.
1 posted on 04/09/2013 10:03:58 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: GreaterSwiss

What if an illegal owns the weapon?


2 posted on 04/09/2013 10:04:41 PM PDT by NoLibZone (A nation's electoral process is as free and fair as its press.)
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To: NoLibZone

Obviously that person will get a pass.


3 posted on 04/09/2013 10:05:52 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

NBC News? I’ll have to take that with a grain of salt.


5 posted on 04/09/2013 10:07:26 PM PDT by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: NoLibZone

Seems that the nuclear question is simply what high profile crime(s) that the media have been bludgeoning us with lately would this proposed legislation have prevented? The answer of course is none of them.


6 posted on 04/09/2013 10:10:04 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: GreaterSwiss
a compromise bill to expand background checks to firearms sales at gun shows and on the Internet.

A compromise is a settlement of differences by mutual concessions.
It seems like the only compromises ever made are that we give up a smaller amount of our freedom instead of a much larger amount of our freedom. Inch by inch they tighten the noose.

7 posted on 04/09/2013 10:11:30 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: GreaterSwiss
The only comprehensive common sense change is to allow oldsters to fool around with "silencers" for free.

It'd reduce the costs of Zer0Care.

8 posted on 04/09/2013 10:11:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GreaterSwiss

Criminal and insane asylum check if you wish to buy a gun,, ok, i understand.
If it’s no, then no sale could be completed. If a person is approved, the goverment has NO BUSINESS finding out what gun was purchased, or if the person even completed the sale at all.

This is a registration effort leading to confiscation.
Background checks of individuals have nothing to do with the gun they may or may not wish to buy.


9 posted on 04/09/2013 10:14:02 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

If Republicans are of the belief that there must be an up-or-down vote on bills that violate the most unambiguous part of the Bill of Rights, then what is the purpose of serving in the Senate?


10 posted on 04/09/2013 10:14:42 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

The NRA is crap, GOA is where it’s at.


11 posted on 04/09/2013 10:22:07 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: GreaterSwiss
Will NRA change Toomey to F?

A good idea would be if they were to start with stripping Dingy Harry of his "B".

12 posted on 04/09/2013 10:32:55 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Impy

Here in Maine, the go to group for Second Amendment rights is the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. They have 10,000 members and represent the interests of Maine’s 300,000 sportsmen. www.sportsmansallianceofmaine.org


13 posted on 04/09/2013 10:33:41 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: GreaterSwiss

why is a pub associating with a rat?......a rat who supports all of the bamey boy takeover.......


14 posted on 04/09/2013 10:40:49 PM PDT by cherry
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To: NoLibZone

Obviously, someone found the bones in toomey’s closet. There might only be four or five politicians in the entire congress who are not compromised in one way or another...and the left will make up a lie out of whole cloth to destroy even them.
We have no government. We have an asylum run by lunatics and the criminally insane.


15 posted on 04/09/2013 10:53:01 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: NoLibZone

Haven’t you heard, there are no illegals in the U.S. any more. Did try to call Toomey’s office late today and reached a recording which said it was not possible to leave a message and to try later.


16 posted on 04/09/2013 10:55:30 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: MestaMachine
There might only be four or five politicians in the entire congress who are not compromised in one way or another...and the left will make up a lie out of whole cloth to destroy even them. We have no government. We have an asylum run by lunatics and the criminally insane.

Roger that.

Good to see you posting, I hope you are doing better.

17 posted on 04/09/2013 11:30:35 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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18 posted on 04/09/2013 11:33:20 PM PDT by onyx
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To: GreaterSwiss

Hey Pat, the across the aisle doesn’t work. Thought you would be smarter now or do you need to steal more taxpayer money?


19 posted on 04/10/2013 1:57:23 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: GreaterSwiss

R’s are being played. They will vote aye to send this milquetoast background check bill to the floor for debate, where Reid will insert Difi’s ban as an amendment that only needs 51 votes. Only the House can stop this now, and the 2014 elections.


20 posted on 04/10/2013 3:13:04 AM PDT by ez (Laws are for little people. Criminals, politicians, police, and David Gregory are exempt.)
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To: GreaterSwiss
Sen. Pat Toomey, a conservative Pennsylvania Republican...

There, fixed it!

21 posted on 04/10/2013 3:20:06 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: GreaterSwiss

time to introduce a bill calling for background checks on the media\journalists and clergy....


22 posted on 04/10/2013 4:58:09 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: GreaterSwiss

“... working on a compromise proposal that could draw Republican support “


There’s that COMPROMISE word again, the one the Republicans so love.

The weak, timid Republican bastards have COMPROMISED our country and freedoms down the poop-hole of history.

It’s time to lead, not follow or be politically correct so that both parties in the discussion can feel that they walk away winning at least 50% of whatever was discussed. However, they never think of the other 50% they lost.

True leaders NEVER COMPROMISE!


23 posted on 04/10/2013 5:16:25 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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