GUN CHECKS DEAL? Senators to Unveil New Plan Ahead of Showdown
This could be interesting. These two senators are considered moderate so we’ll need to watch this very carefully.
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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.