April 10th, 2013
06:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Toomey: 'I don't know' if Republicans will support gun control bill

(CNN) - Weeks ago, virtually no one thought it would happen, but it now seems possible Congress could enact new gun regulations, even against the wishes of powerful gun groups like the National Rifle Association.

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin have struck a bargain to expand background checks to firearms bought at gun shows and on the internet. But it is unclear how many of Toomey's Republican colleagues will vote for the bipartisan plan. Toomey said a number of them have expressed interest.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. NC_Right

    And the shouldn't.... enforce the laws already on the books.

    April 10, 2013 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  2. PJ

    "See a shrink, lose your guns" plan????????????????
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    This from the Gun Owners of America. Are they competing with the NRA as to which group's spokespersons
    can be the most ridiculous?
    This just gets more disgusting every day.

    April 10, 2013 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  3. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    The gop and the nra go down along with their gop teaparty stooges !!!!! You can't fight 90% of the voters and win ,lose now or lose the house in,2014, morons , nra money can't win elections as the goof romney found out .

    April 10, 2013 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Entire this nation is not Republican idiots–just know this.

    April 10, 2013 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  5. me

    can't buy a gun on the internet anyone that thinks you can is a fool

    April 10, 2013 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  6. buongiorno

    background checks should have been done on every level way before this it is not just the REPUBLICANS fault

    April 10, 2013 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein

    His effort is good, but his colleagues will likely disappoint him.

    April 10, 2013 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  8. Name lynn

    Its doesnt if the republicans support the gun bill at all , they cant even support themselves. The republicans is mindless an dont have remorse about the peoples unless they are rich.

    April 10, 2013 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    The American people (to quote bo ner) will speak by voting these fools out.

    April 11, 2013 06:38 am at 6:38 am |