[Video] BREAKING: RINO Senator Toomey Proposes Universal Background Check “Compromise”
PA Senator Pat Toomey (R) and WV Senator Joe Manchin (D) unveiled their “compromise” universal background check amendment.
According to Fox News, “This amendment is a genuine compromise,” Toomey said.
“This is common sense. This is gun sense,” Manchin added.
The proposal, which would be voted on as an amendment, would expand background checks for sales at gun shows and online but exempt some other transactions like personal sales among hunters and family members.
“Personal transfers are not touched whatsoever,” Manchin said. The senators also called for a national commission on mass violence to examine the “culture of violence” in the country.
Toomey said he does not consider strict background checks to be gun control.
It is unclear exactly what is meant by personal transfers.
The following statement was issued by the NRA in response to the proposal.
“Expanding background checks at gun shows will not prevent the next shooting, will not solve violent crime and will not keep our kids safe in schools,” they said. “We need a serious and meaningful solution that addresses crime in cities like Chicago, addresses mental health deficiencies, while at the same time protecting the rights of those of us who are not a danger to anyone.”
Toomey said that the proposal does not include record keeping for background checks, but if transfers have to be done through a federally licensed firearms dealer there WILL be a form 4473 for every single transaction. These forms must be turned over to the government whenever a dealer changes owners or closes its doors. The ATF can also inspect these forms almost at will. This will create a de facto gun registry through the records that will be generated.
The full video of the conference is viewable on CSPAN.