Manchin – Toomey Gun Bill Doesn’t Have Votes So Senate Vote Will be Delayed to Drum up Support
According to CNN gun control in the Senate might be all but dead.
A compromise proposal to expand background checks on gun sales lacks enough support to win Senate approval now, which will likely delay a vote on the measure that has strong public support, one of the sponsors told CNN on Monday.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, acknowledged the vote on the amendment he worked out with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania was being pushed back to try to build more support.
Asked if the vote would take place Tuesday or Wednesday, as supporters had hoped, Manchin said he didn’t think so.
“I would say by the end of the week, probably,” he added.
The proposed replacement bill, being submitted as an amendment to the original bill, was thought to be the best chance for Congress to get some sort of gun control passed.