GUN CHECKS DEAL? Senators to Unveil New Plan Ahead of Showdown

Joe Manchin

This could be interesting. These two senators are considered moderate so we’ll need to watch this very carefully.
Check it out:

Two prominent senators are planning to announce a proposed compromise Wednesday on the thorny issue of gun background checks, in a bid to ease opposition ahead of a showdown vote in the Senate.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., have been meeting for days on the issue and will outline their proposal late Wednesday morning. They are expected to pitch a plan to expand background checks for sales at gun shows and online but exempt other transactions like some face-to-face exchanges among family members. Currently, the checks are required only for sales handled through licensed gun dealers.

The proposal, by two lawmakers who are on the conservative end of their respective parties, is a last-ditch bid to sway wavering senators ahead of a Thursday test vote. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, in setting up the vote, acknowledged Tuesday he didn’t yet know if it has enough support.

GET MORE STORIES LIKE THIS

IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

Email

Previous post

Obama Budget: More Spending + Tax Hikes + SS Cuts = Lots of Anger

Next post

Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.