Breaking: Bipartisan background check deal announced
April 10th, 2013
11:22 AM ET
10 years ago

Breaking: Bipartisan background check deal announced

(CNN) - Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, announced Wednesday they had reached a compromise on expanding background checks on firearms buyers to include gun shows and Internet sales.

The deal sets up a possible Senate debate on new gun laws starting as soon as Thursday if Democrats can get enough GOP support to overcome a filibuster

The proposal would not violate the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- TAKE BACK THE HOUSE

    Great news, but background checks is a common sense measure. There shouldn't have to be a compromise on a proposal that 90% of the people agree on.

    April 10, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  2. rs

    Good! Democracy in action! Closing the Gun Show loop holes makes real sense. In Arizona one can walk off with a gun for cash at Gun Shows (which happen all across the state every single week of the year- no check at all. One of the ways the cartels get their weapons, not to mention criminals, and nuts too. No one in their right mind can vote against that!

    April 10, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  3. J.V.Hodgson

    Good progress but it really needs the assault weapons ban and magazine restriction as well.

    April 10, 2013 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  4. Tea Party Thomas

    Just another way to get your guns.

    We did guns to protect our familes

    April 10, 2013 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  5. Name lynn

    The people is watching an waiting on how these back ground check is going to work.The people will go an the their back ground an will be happy or they want be happy about how much business is the people asking for their information.

    April 10, 2013 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  6. Flint Rock

    Why does decency and common have to be so hard?
    I'm not normally a fan of Toomey or Manchin, but it is refreshing to see that there are 2 adults in the room.

    April 10, 2013 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    Pass gun-bans.

    April 10, 2013 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  8. Pam from Iowa

    "this filibuster is brought to you by the NRA. Every member of Congress participating in the filibuster was paid by the NRA"

    April 10, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |