Gun Sale Background Check Deal UnveiledPlay
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin and Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey are spelling out details of a deal to expand gun sale background checks to include all commercial sales including those by unlicensed private sellers at gun shows and those online.
Current law requires only licensed dealers to conduct background checks.
The deal would exempt sales between family members and short-term loans between hunters.
It was brokered by two men who are among the most conservative members of their party and it gives political cover to opponents of gun control legislation as it comes up for a key test vote in the U.S. Senate tomorrow.
- Politico: Senators reach deal on background checks
Wednesday newspaper editorials:
- New York Times: The Public Wants Background Checks
- Wall Street Journal: The GOP's Gun Control Misfire
- Kevin Cirilli, reporter for Politico. He tweets @kevcirilli.
This segment aired on April 10, 2013.