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May 06, 2013


Democrats Say Gun Bill Coming Back for Vote

"Senate Democrats believe that they have several new votes in favor of a bill that would expand background checks for gun buyers, after weeks in which those who opposed the legislation faced strong political backlash at home.... the bullish talk from Democrats -- from leadership on down -- is yet another indication that the party feels good about the fallout from the failed gun vote and is increasingly eager to try again," the Huffington Post reports.

Greg Sargent: "One of these votes currently in play may be Senator Johnny Isakson, who sponsored a background check bill on the state level in Georgia. A gun control advocate who met with Senator Isakson today tells me that he said he is open to voting for Manchin-Toomey if and when it comes up again -- and that he is in active talks with Senator Joe Manchin about the measure."












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