Senate nixes gun background checks expansion
The bipartisan proposal to expand background checks was backed by President Obama, but it failed to clear the Senate.
April 17th, 2013
04:32 PM ET

Senate nixes gun background checks expansion

In a major defeat for supporters of tougher gun laws, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks on firearms sales.

The bipartisan plan was brokered by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania. It was also backed by President Barack Obama in his push for a package of gun laws in the aftermath of the Newtown school massacre.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    CNN is filtering conservatives like me out of this blog, Just like they choose their own confessions.

    April 18, 2013 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. AniyunweahCherokee

    No ba....hes just making fun if you or anyone that supports those programs. And I agree with him. Cheers bubba from a cherokee man.

    April 18, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bubba

    Ooh-Rah! Can't wait to get my shiny new AR-15 and 30 round mag. Great hunting and target gun... also good for home defense...

    April 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. theurbansocialite

    Enemy?! You must get flu shots....regularly. s kel

    April 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
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