[Video] Toomey Backs Down From Renewing Gun Control Bill, Manchin Will Continue to Push
The so called “compromise” agreement hashed out a few weeks ago by Senators Manchin and Toomey was thought to be the best chance Congress had of passing any sort of gun control this session.
However, even though the bill was extremely watered down from what Democrats were hoping for, it still failed to pass by 6 votes.
As we reported this weekend, back room deals are already underway to bring the legislation up for another vote.
However, one Republican senator won’t be joining that push. GOP Senator Toomey says he’s out.
“My own view is very simple: The Senate has had its vote. We’ve seen the outcome of that vote. I am not aware of any reason to believe that if we had the vote again that we’d have a different outcome,” he said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
His co-sponsor on the bill, WV Democrat Joe Manchin, said he doesn’t think his co-sponsor is done and says he’s, “100% dedicated to this bill.”
Manchin, appearing on Fox, continues to try and drum up support for this bill which would expand background checks.
It is thought by many that requiring background checks on every single gun transaction will create a distributed, de facto registry of gun owners.