GOP senators oppose background check compromise
April 15th, 2013
09:46 PM ET
10 years ago

GOP senators oppose background check compromise

Washington (CNN) – Four Republican senators who were on the fence about a bipartisan compromise on gun control said on Monday they would now oppose the measure.

Sens. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, and Richard Burr of North Carolina told CNN of their plans regarding the deal struck by Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, to expand background checks to private transactions at gun shows and in online sales.

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced his decision on his Facebook page.

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