Senate Working on Back Room Gun Bill to Bring Back Gun Control Bill for New Vote
According to a piece written by the NY Times, anti gun senators are currently working on back room deals to revive the gun control measures which were defeated last week in the Senate.
The anti gun senators even have a formal game plan in place to make it happen.
First, according to the Times, they are going to pressure Senators who they think could change their mind and possibly make modifications to the Manchin-Toomey background check legislation to bring more people on board.
Second, the senators plan on leveraging public opinion on the background check issue, which they claim has up to 90% support among Americans (see 90% Support Background Checks DEBUNKED).
According to the Times article,
Senators Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, and Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, have been talking in recent days about how they could persuade more senators to support their bill to expand background checks for gun buyers, which drew backing from only four Republicans last week.
“We’re going to work it hard,” Mr. Manchin said Thursday, adding that he was looking at tweaking the language of his bill in a way that he believed would satisfy senators who, for example, felt that background checks on person-to-person gun sales would be too onerous for people who live in rural areas far from a sporting goods store.
It might be easy to become complacent right now on the heels of what seemed like sweeping victories for pro gun advocates less than 2 weeks ago, but make no mistake, anti gun politicians are not giving up. They will not stop until they pass some form of new gun control. The only way to stop them is to start getting involved in the 2014 elections ASAP and make sure they get voted out.