Gun Control: A Capitol Debate

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  • The Sandy Hook Factor
  • Down to Basics
  • First Up at Bat
  • Obama Says
  • Ammunition Background Check
  • Gun Trafficking
  • Assault Weapons Ban
  • School Safety
  • Sounds Like a Threat
  • In the House
  • Like Rwanda?
  • Targeting Mitch McConnell
  • #Nowisthetime
  • Baby Steps

First Up at Bat

The background check provision is a compromise brokered by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) and will be the first amendment to be considered. It expands background checks to sales made at gun shows and on the Internet, but exempts relatives and close friends from doing checks on each other, and requires private gun vendors to maintain sales records. Expected to pass. 

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