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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:56 PM

Senators near a deal on background checks for most private gun sales


Senators near a deal on background checks for most private gun sales
Saturday, February 23, 5:48 PM

A bipartisan group of senators is on the verge of a deal that would expand background checks to all private firearms sales with limited exemptions, but significant disagreements remain on the issue of keeping records of private gun sales, according to aides familiar with the talks.

An agreement would be a bold first step toward consideration of legislation to limit gun violence in the wake of the mass shootings at a Connecticut elementary school in December and comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected this week to begin considering new proposals to limit gun violence.

The talks, led by two Democrats and two Republicans, are expected to earn more GOP support in the coming days and likely enough to move the bill through the Senate, according to senior aides of both parties who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

“These negotiations are challenging, as you’d expect on an issue as complicated as guns,” the chief negotiator, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), said in a statement Saturday. “But all of the senators involved are approaching this in good faith. We are all serious about wanting to get something done, and we are going to keep trying.”

Resolution of whether to keep records of private sales is key to earning the support of one of the Republicans involved in the talks, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, who has a solid A-rating from the influential National Rifle Association and could provide political cover for lawmakers of both parties who are wary of supporting the plan.

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Full two page article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senators-near-a-deal-on-background-checks-for-most-private-gun-sales/2013/02/23/d55e5f4a-7d0c-11e2-82e8-61a46c2cde3d_story.html






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Tx4obama Feb 2013 OP
rdharma Feb 2013 #1
donco Feb 2013 #2
rdharma Feb 2013 #3
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:34 PM

1. Hallelujah

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:38 PM

2. That’s odd.

It seems more work gets done while their off duty.

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Response to donco (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:07 PM

3. more work gets done while their off duty

 

That's when they get an earfull from their constituents.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:48 AM

4. Most?? Defeats the purpose. It needs to be all.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:41 AM

5. Is this another bull hockey statement?

“There are laws on the books right now that prohibit the illegal sale of firearms to people who shouldn’t be buying them, people who shouldn’t be selling them, and they’re just not being enforced as well as they could be,” Goodlatte told C-SPAN. “It would save a lot of lives if they were.”

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