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Gun-control opponents won a major victory this week when the Manchin-Toomey bill to expand background checks failed to advance, but a leading lobbyist says the behind-the-scenes wrangling was far more dramatic than the final vote suggested.
The final vote was 54-46 in favor of Manchin-Toomey, but 60 votes were needed to advance the bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed his vote at the last moment in a parliamentary move that gives him the right to bring the bill up for consideration again. That leaves a five-vote margin, but Gun Owners of America Chief Counsel Mike Hammond told WND it was actually much closer.
“We didn’t win it by six votes. We won it by one vote,” he said. “Had the Republicans not provided 41 votes in opposition to that, Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat; Baucus, Montana Democrat; Begich, Alaska Democrat; and Pryor, an Arkansas Democrat, would have all provided the deciding vote to pass it.”