Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Toomey is open to reviving background-check bill
Philly.com ^ | 5/17/2013 | Jonathan Tamari

Posted on 05/19/2013 6:52:57 AM PDT by dirtboy

WASHINGTON - Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) hasn't given up on his bill to expand background checks for gun purchases, he said Thursday, signaling more willingness to return to the plan than he had publicly shown before.

"If we could find a way to bring some more folks on board, then of course it would be worth bringing it up again," Toomey said in an interview.

While he has largely returned his focus to the fiscal issues he has long been associated with, he said he still occasionally talked privately with fellow senators about the background-check bill that was defeated last month, and about potential changes that might win new support. But he has not heard of any opponents willing to switch their votes, he said, leaving the bill stuck short.

"I've had occasional conversations with my colleagues really ever since the vote," Toomey said. "There's nobody that I'm aware of that has indicated that they would change their vote."

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; guncontrol; pattoomey; pennsylvania; secondamendment
Toomey really must want to be a one-term Senator.
1 posted on 05/19/2013 6:52:57 AM PDT by dirtboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

The scandals can’t be allowed to cause us to start supporting the GOP business as usual politicos.

They will then feel safe to join Toomey on this issue or McCain on amnesty and think they can win the next election on their rage over the IRS-Obama while they get away with the other stuff.


2 posted on 05/19/2013 6:56:46 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nextrush

What sort of dirt have they found on Toomey? That’s my only question after all the dirty politics scams we’ve seen the last week or two.


3 posted on 05/19/2013 6:58:43 AM PDT by Black Agnes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Joe Brower

Please bring the banglist, thanks!


4 posted on 05/19/2013 7:00:51 AM PDT by dirtboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Joe Brower

Please bring the banglist, thanks!


5 posted on 05/19/2013 7:00:51 AM PDT by dirtboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Black Agnes

It really does make you wonder....what kind of guy would even think about empowering more bureaucrats at this point in our history?


6 posted on 05/19/2013 7:01:26 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

Santorum is the smartest guys on Earth. He knew this guy was scum while the conservatives were frothing at the mouth over Toomey. Thank you Santorum for warning us of this turd.


7 posted on 05/19/2013 7:01:52 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy
Toomey does seem determined to see how far his previous positive NRA ratings will stretch in PA. If he reads this morning's WaPo article that recounted how quickly the NRA pounced on a TN state legislator that long held an A rating, it might give him pause. WaPo Article
8 posted on 05/19/2013 7:03:05 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C. Edmund Wright

Just imagine the IRS types being in charge of conservatives getting guns.

You might wait YEARS to be approved for that gun. Meanwhile you’ve had visits from the FBI, social services has taken your kids and no obamacare doctor has had time for your appointment yet and your boss has been told to let you go or be audited out the yin yang.


9 posted on 05/19/2013 7:04:26 AM PDT by Black Agnes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

Rick claims he has religion now after supporting Specter and being the business as usual politician back then that Toomey is now.

I still believe he is a GOP-E tool.


10 posted on 05/19/2013 7:05:03 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Black Agnes

...bingo....and why Toomey can’t see this.......sheesh.


11 posted on 05/19/2013 7:07:37 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: C. Edmund Wright

I’m sure Toomey CAN see this. He’s presently distracted by the photos in the brown manilla envelope that he found on his desk this morning.


12 posted on 05/19/2013 7:09:12 AM PDT by Black Agnes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

wow, that’s the most absurd spin on Santorum you’ve ever come up with...and you’ve come up with doozies. That is NOT AT ALL WHY Santorum backed Specter. And FTR, Toomey has not yet become as low life as Specter in the first place. But man oh man, the lengths you’ll go to tailor your sweater vest. Sheesh.


13 posted on 05/19/2013 7:09:16 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Nextrush

I still believe he is a GOP-E tool.

That is your opinion which is fine. I say we should have supported this incredible person for President. We would be 100 percent better off with Santorum than Obama for sure.


14 posted on 05/19/2013 7:10:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: C. Edmund Wright

lol. Hey I try. Seriously I know you are not a fan of Santorum, but dang he would be a better President than Obama.


15 posted on 05/19/2013 7:10:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

and about Santorum being better than Obama, we agree 100%.

But there was nothing noble in why Santorum supported Specter, and there is nothing yet to vindicate that decision anyway. Toomey will have to become a lot worse for that to be the case.


16 posted on 05/19/2013 7:12:33 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

I will spend $1000.00 of my own money in support of any Conservative that will primary this communist traitor.

LLS


17 posted on 05/19/2013 7:15:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C. Edmund Wright

But there was nothing noble in why Santorum supported Specter, and there is nothing yet to vindicate that decision anyway. Toomey will have to become a lot worse for that to be the case.

Perhaps you are right that Santorum should not have supported Specter, but he did. Does he have to pay for that forever? I mean Sarah Palin supported McCain and I think he does damage everyday to conservatives and she has been totally forgiven......people say that she owed him....well I believe that Specter support Santorum during his second Senate reelection. I guess not the same thing to some.


18 posted on 05/19/2013 7:17:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

no, he doesn’t have to pay for it forever, but YOU brought it back up....and in an odd context.


19 posted on 05/19/2013 7:19:11 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: C. Edmund Wright

True....maybe I just like drama....


20 posted on 05/19/2013 7:20:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy
I grew up in Western Pa, moved to Alaska 20 years back. Here in Alaska, even the Dems would never even think about supporting gun control; not only would they get booted from office, but none of their kids or grandkids would ever get elected over it.

Now it use to be that way in Pennsylvania as I remember it. I know they have more hunters & gun owners than the total population of the State of Alaska. In Pa, gun people own way more guns per capita than the typical Alaskan that has a few guns he hunts with all year long. What has happened to the place? It's not all Phila vote either.

Couldn't imagine calling back East home after living with all the freedom here in Alaska.

21 posted on 05/19/2013 7:27:26 AM PDT by Eska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

Amazing. He just won’t let go. Still boggles my mind... Toomey going for gun registration, Rubio pushing amnesty, and Paul Ryan embracing homo adoption... and these aren’t even the usual RINO idiots, but the guys that were supposed to be our “solid,” reliable conservatives. Things like this have made me so distrustful of the GOP, I can’t even put it in words.


22 posted on 05/19/2013 7:32:24 AM PDT by greene66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

” But he has not heard of any opponents willing to switch their votes, he said, leaving the bill stuck short.”

Actually, if he’s telling the truth, that is good news. I suspect that most of the NO votes understand that the only thing worse than being on the wrong side of a gun control vote is to try to go from the good side to the wrong side (i.e., flip-flop).

The libs had their shot at it, but simply wanted too much.


23 posted on 05/19/2013 7:36:42 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

He knows he’s done anyway.


24 posted on 05/19/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy
Apparently the Republican Party is still somewhat alive...Toomey seems determined to put the final stake in its heart.
25 posted on 05/19/2013 7:43:03 AM PDT by RavenATB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

Warnings are worthless if we don’t heed them.


26 posted on 05/19/2013 7:43:23 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Black Agnes

“What sort of dirt have they found on Toomey?”

Probably none! We are just seeing who the “real” Pat Toomey is! Primary the bastard! PA doesn’t need to wait for 30 odd years to “figure out” that Toomey is a clone of Arlen Spitoon!


27 posted on 05/19/2013 7:50:12 AM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

“We would be 100 percent better off with Santorum than Obama for sure.”

That is about the safest statement anyone here could make! My dog sitter would make a better president than the half breed Marxist!


28 posted on 05/19/2013 7:53:19 AM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks dirtboy.
29 posted on 05/19/2013 7:55:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: greene66

“....but the guys that were supposed to be our “solid,” reliable conservatives.”

Fool me once shame on me! We must not let these quisling bastards take root where they are for the next 30 years. Primary them all!


30 posted on 05/19/2013 7:56:26 AM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: T-Bird45

I hope we can primary that a-hole(Toomey) OUT in 2016. I see Sestack is running again so it could be a win if we get all firearms owners to fire Toomey. What a liar. A month ago he said he was not spending any more time on it because it lost in the vote. Now I am hit every day on TV ads from the Philthydelphia area from Mayors against gun violence or something like that saying what a great guy Toomey is for standing up to the NRA.They are spending A LOT of money on these ads.


31 posted on 05/19/2013 8:09:49 AM PDT by Renegade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

Toomey has crossed over to the other side in more ways than one.


32 posted on 05/19/2013 8:14:22 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

Why is he willing to work with Obama and the rats? They need to continue kicking him while he’s going down


33 posted on 05/19/2013 8:17:16 AM PDT by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

I’m sick of these people using the tea party and conservatives to get elected and then turn around and double cross us.


34 posted on 05/19/2013 8:19:22 AM PDT by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

One Term Toomey must have gone on another booze cruise with Manchin. First class hookers this time.


35 posted on 05/19/2013 9:09:04 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

Senator Toomey, wake up! Background checks would have done nothing at all for those kids in Connecticut. Background checks would be okay, except for what they represent to law-abiding gun owners. For those of us who obey the law, we would comply. The others would not and background checks would have done nothing. That is the sole reason we are taking the stand we are.

The more you back this bill, the more we are turning against you, the people who put you in office. Hear that!


36 posted on 05/19/2013 11:25:25 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

Toomey needs to learn the military lesson that you learn from defeat, you do not reinforce it. Subject indifferent, for him to continue on this tack means that he does not have a good disposition to be a senator.


37 posted on 05/19/2013 11:25:56 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy
How about a system in which we know they're not building a database because the information on prohibited buyers flows out from the goobers to the FFL's instead of the purchasers' ID's flowing in from the FFL's to the govt? Set up on computers at the FFL's that can be shown to be incapable of storing the names that have been checked?

Or a universal system where you answer some questions on your driver's license test and get an endorsement on it, the important point being that EVERYONE gets the check so it can't be used to track buyers?

They SAY all they want is the check and they SAY they don't want to do a database, and this is all it would take if they weren't lying, so where's the problem, Doit Toomey?

38 posted on 05/19/2013 12:41:47 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

Santorum would be voting with him on this.


39 posted on 05/19/2013 1:30:27 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy
"Mister" Toomey.

Sounds much better than "Senator" Toomey, does it not?

.

40 posted on 05/19/2013 2:20:03 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
One has to wonder why Mr. Toomey is so focused on forever destroying his political career.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

41 posted on 05/19/2013 3:20:54 PM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Joe Brower

Thank you for the ping....outrageous.


42 posted on 05/19/2013 3:23:26 PM PDT by dansangel (Rest in peace, .45MAN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson