BREAKING! GOP Getting Ready to Cave? Bipartisan Gun Bill to Be Announced at 11AM
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CNN is reporting that Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, plan to announce a bipartisan deal on background checks for gun shows and Internet sales at an 11 a.m. press conference today, CNN’s Dana Bash has learned.
The breakthrough background check agreement is a key part of gun legislation. Because it has been struck by two senators with strong support from the NRA, they hope to find the 60 votes that will be needed to overcome opposition to pass their amendment
Democrats believe as many as a dozen GOP senators will vote with them, making up for the handful of pro-gun Democrats who might vote against beginning debate on the bill. Fourteen Republicans promise to filibuster taking up the measure.
Contact your senators now and let them know you do not support ANY new gun legislation and specifically not “universale background checks” which are the first step towards national gun registration.
There are currently 14 GOP senators who have signed on to filibuster the bill.