Written by Your 5News Team
Created on April 10, 2013 @ 2:26PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two pivotal senators have announced a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. The agreement could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania said their agreement would help keep firearms from criminals and the mentally ill.
The checks would now apply to commercial sales, such as transactions at gun shows and online. The sales would have to be channeled through licensed firearms dealers, who would have to keep records of the transactions.
Manchin said that since the slayings of school children and educators in Newtown, Conn., both sides in the gun debate must find common ground. Toomey said he considers expanded background checks common sense, not gun control.
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Apr 10, 2013 at 5:10 PM
The man that shot and killed a WV sheriff wasn't allowed to have guns either. So 'explain' this Manchin. Not voting for stupid politicians who LIE and say MORE legislation will 'prevent' any violence when they KNOW it will not. This is about liberals wanting to "control" people. He will NOT get anymore votes from me or my family members. Once all gun owners vote these ignorant folks out of office; we will once again bring power 'back to the People' and not arrogant, ignorant anti-constituional liberals.