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    The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks...[W: 349]

    That is the Breaking News banner headline on cnn.com.

    Fox News' banner reads: "SENATE REJECTS PLAN EXPANDING GUN BACKGROUNDCHECKS IN 54-46 VOTE"

    Edit: And now there is a full link to include.

    Background check plan defeated in Senate, Obama rips gun bill opponents | Fox News

    The Senate on Wednesday defeated a vital amendment seen as the linchpin to Democrats' gun control bill, dealing a major setback to President Obama as he campaigns to expand the federal background check system.

    The vote was 54-46, with supporters falling six votes short of the required 60-vote threshold.

    The Senate is proceeding to several other amendments, but the failure of the background check proposal authored by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., imperils the entire legislation. The proposal would have expanded background checks to gun shows and Internet sales while exempting personal transactions. The amendment was aimed at winning over reluctant conservatives, who were opposed to the more stringent background check plan in the existing bill.


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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    That is the Breaking News banner headline on cnn.com.

    Fox News' banner reads: "SENATE REJECTS PLAN EXPANDING GUN BACKGROUNDCHECKS IN 54-46 VOTE"
    GOOD!!!!

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Nothing is certain. This ammendment may have failed now but it may pass in another time in the future.

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    While I'm not really dead-set against expanding background checks to some degree, on the whole I'm glad this went down in flames.... if you let the camel's nose in the tent, pretty soon the whole camel will be trying to come in.

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Nothing is certain. This ammendment may have failed now but it may pass in another time in the future.
    Maybe, but I doubt it will be any time in this generation, I think the message was pretty clear about the political futures of any yeah votes.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    93% of Americans are in favor of background checks. Sad that 46 Senators lack a backbone to stand up to the NRA and the wacko gun lobby.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    93% of Americans are in favor of background checks. Sad that 54 Senators lack a backbone to stand up to the NRA and the wacko gun lobby.
    Every politician reads the tea leaves in their own state and doesn't worry about national polls...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    93% of Americans are in favor of background checks. Sad that 46 Senators lack a backbone to stand up to the NRA and the wacko gun lobby.
    Funny how that percent keeps getting bigger and bigger every time I see it lol.
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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Every politician reads the tea leaves in their own state and doesn't worry about national polls...
    Somewhat true....but with 93% of the country favoring it...I have a strong suspicion that they are more afraid of the NRA than they are of their constituents.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: The Senate has defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Maybe, but I doubt it will be any time in this generation, I think the message was pretty clear about the political futures of any yeah votes.
    I highly doubt it. Single issue elections are rare and 2014 is still a while away.

    And this issue will not die.

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