McCain emerges as key senator for expanding background checks

McCain emerges as key senator for expanding background checks

The Hill ^ | March 24, 2013 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:27:25 PM by jazusamo

McCain attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis.

McCain attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has emerged as a key player if Senate Democrats are to have any chance of passing legislation to expand background checks for private sales of firearms.


McCain and Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are at the top of a list of Republicans considered most likely to sign on to legislation expanding background checks after talks with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) stalled earlier this month.



Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has signaled he will likely support the yet-to-be-finalized proposal he negotiated with Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to expand background checks to cover private gun sales, according to Senate sources.


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The proposal includes modifications to attract Republican support. One would let rural gun owners conduct background checks from their home computers. Another would give military veterans who have been declared mentally unfit to own a gun a process for appealing that finding.

Expanding background checks is the centerpiece of President Obama’s proposal to change the nation’s gun laws in response to the mass shooting that killed 20 children in Newtown, Ct., last December.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has announced he will……


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13 Responses to McCain emerges as key senator for expanding background checks

  1. jericho777 says:

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  2. jericho777 says:

    This bastard ain’t ghosting away fast enough! And I mean that as it is, as he is my enemy!
    These conservative leaders are putting us to the fire and damn ifn I like it atoll…Much like to take my foot and play Corn Holstering with their derrieres!

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