BREAKING: CCRKBA & Alan Gottlieb Pulls Support for Toomey-Manchin Bill Before Vote
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Earlier this week it was reported that the CCRKBA, one of the largest pro gun groups in the US, had a hand in writing the Toomey-Manchin compromise gun bill and was actually supporting the measure, saying that yes, it did expand background checks, but it also greatly expanded the rights of gun owners in other areas.
Now, at the zero hour prior to the vote the organization is pulling their support for the measure.
In a phone interview with Examiner.com, Alan Gottlieb advised that, “Our support for this measure was contingent on several key provisions, the cornerstone of which was a rights restoration provision that is not on the schedule for consideration, but it appears the Democratic leadership in the Senate was opposed to letting this important consideration come up for a vote,” he said. “We told everyone including a number of senators, that while there are many pro-gun rights provisions added to the main body of the bill, our support was contingent on this additional amendment coming to the floor. When we say something, we mean it.”
This could be huge for ensuring that the bill does not have enough votes to pass as many senators may have been initially swayed by the support given to the bill by a large pro-gun group.