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    Schumer Says Background Checks Depend On Republican Votes

    Sen. 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.


    "Its 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.
    Schumer says background checks depend on Republican votes - POLITICO.com

    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

    sorry

    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

    sorry

    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

    go, marco!

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    Re: Schumer Says Background Checks Depend On Republican Votes

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Schumer says background checks depend on Republican votes - POLITICO.com

    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

    sorry

    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

    sorry

    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

    go, marco!
    schumer wants to pass another unconstitutional law to help set precedent for what he really wants-complete gun registration.

    its a stupid law that has no logic



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    Re: Schumer Says Background Checks Depend On Republican Votes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    schumer wants to pass another unconstitutional law to help set precedent for what he really wants-complete gun registration.

    its a stupid law that has no logic
    tell us squire with expertise in gun law, what about it would be found unConstitutional
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    Re: Schumer Says Background Checks Depend On Republican Votes

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    tell us squire with expertise in gun law, what about it would be found unConstitutional
    well lets see

    under LOPEZ I believe

    you see, private sellers of second hand guns (any gun sold by someone who bought it at retail is considered USED) can only sell to individuals in their own home state. IN other words, the proposed bill only covers INTRA state sales

    where's the interstate nexus?



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    Re: Schumer Says Background Checks Depend On Republican Votes

    Schumer is the king of weasels.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Schumer Says Background Checks Depend On Republican Votes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Schumer is the king of weasels.
    can't disagree with that but what does it have to do with the topic?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Schumer Says Background Checks Depend On Republican Votes

    This could be interesting, we'll get background checks thanks to the conservatives.
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Schumer Says Background Checks Depend On Republican Votes

    I wonder if Schumer will fall on his sword? Figuratively speaking, of course.
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    Re: Schumer Says Background Checks Depend On Republican Votes

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    tell us squire with expertise in gun law, what about it would be found unConstitutional
    It would make open carry, in your private vehicle, illegal. That falls under the, "bear arms", part of our civil rights.

    IOW, it would be illegal to keep a pistol in my console, or carry a rifle in a gun rack.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Schumer Says Background Checks Depend On Republican Votes

    I don't understand how background checks are a constitutional violation, if voter ID, a form of check before exercising a right, is allowable why not a background check for guns?

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