Schumer says background checks depend on Republican votes - POLITICO.comSen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who has been part of a group working behind the scenes on gun control laws, said Sunday it remains unclear if there'll be enough Senate support for a bipartisan background check deal.
Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) - both rated highly by the National Rifle Association - reached a bipartisan deal last week to expand background checks that they feel can get enough support.
"It’s going to be a tough fight to get all the votes we need on the Manchin-Toomey proposal," Schumer said on ABC's "This Week.”
Schumer conceded that there are some Democrats who are not going to vote for the background check deal. Instead, he said, because the amendment will likely need 60 votes to pass, it's going to require Republican support. And, he said, supporters are focusing on the handful of Republicans who voted for cloture last week but haven't vowed to oppose the Manchin-Toomey amendment.
dick durbin, the WHIP (responsible for counting votes) said flat out on fns (fox news sunday), interviewed by chris son of 60 minutes mike wallace, that manchin-toomey (a very weak background check compromise, full of exceptions like swiss cheese) simply does not have the votes
background checks is the lowest of the gun-hanging fruit
that is, awb (assault weapon ban) and magazines are and always were way outta reach
you can blame the nra, i guess, for bullying your democratic senators in arkansas, alaska, north carolina, north dakota, montana and limp wristed louisiana
better luck with the immigration bill