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US Senate’s vote this week on gun control too close to call



Published: Sun, April 14, 2013 @ 1:06 p.m.

US Senate’s vote this week on gun control too close to call

Associated Press

WASHINGTON

The sponsors of a Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers says a vote is likely this week and it’s too close to call.

There was a hopeful sign Sunday: Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who has a B+ rating from the National Rifle Association, says he’s leaning toward supporting it.

The proposal is from Republican Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and they say it’s shaping up as a close call.

The plan would require background checks for people buying guns at gun shows and online. Background checks currently apply only to transactions handled by the country’s 55,000 licensed gun dealers.

Toomey says a vote could come as early as Wednesday.

They appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and CBS’ “Face the Nation.” McCain was on CNN.


Comments

1AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Good to see the AP merely is reporting the news, and not pushing an agenda, (Oops, except for that unintentional comment in the second paragraph: "There was a hopeful sign Sunday: Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who has a B+ rating from the National Rifle Association, says he’s leaning toward supporting it." No way the objective AP means they are "hoping" others will "support" it, right? Oh, forgive me: I almost forgot AP means "Always Partisan.")

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2VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Most of the media pushes their anti-gun agenda in one form or another. Often times readers overlook these little snibits such as "hopeful sign", which Atown pointed out quite nicely.

Remember, reporters and writers today feel they have freedom of the press to tell us what they think, rather than simply reporting what occurred. This is where they have crossed the line because they are using "news" to push their own agenda upon us.

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