Manchin-Toomey background check amendment fails to pass Senate, 54-46

Published by: Robert Laurie on Wednesday April 17th, 2013

Robert Laurie

By ROBERT LAURIE - One down.

The Manchin-Toomey bill that would have expanded background checks for firearms has failed to pass the Seante.  The vote was 54-46, and was presided over by none other than Vice President Joe Biden himself.

This is a big set back for the gun control crowd, since it was the only piece of gun control legislation that was considered to be "bipartisan."  For that reason, it was thought to be the most likely to pass.

The four GOP members who voted to pare down your 2nd Amendment rights were:

  • McCain
  • Toomey
  • Kirk
  • Collins

The five Dems who offered a "NO" vote -protecting the 2nd Amendment - were:

  • Heitkamp
  • Pryor
  • Begich
  • Baucus
  • Reid

Knowing it was already defeated, Senator Harry Reid himself cast the last "No" vote.  This is a procedural ploy which, according to Senate rules, will allow him to bring the bill back later.

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Comment by Patricia M. McBride on April 18, 2013 at 11:46am

Reid changed his vote to no when he realized the bill would not pass.  He did that so he can bring the bill up again, and now, the arm twisting begins just like they did with the health care law.  Please do not think this issue has gone away or that we don't need to keep writing and calling, because we do!

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