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Manchin Toomey Amendment

Sabrina Siddiqui

Red State Democrats Unfazed By Background Check Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) considers holding another vote on legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers, ...

Baucus Hit Over Controversial Vote

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee began an ad campaign Wednesday attacking Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) for his vote against gun buyer background...

'We Must Never Give Up!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The United States Senate's failure to pass common sense gun safety measures -- the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible -- is a moral failure of great magnitude. Once again the safety of children has been sacrificed by political leaders in service to the gun lobby. As Americans do we value guns more than the lives of children? Do we really want to continue to have political leaders who kowtow to the threats and money and half-truths of the gun lobby and who think their political jobs are more important than the right of children to live and learn and grow up in safety?

Minority Rule and What We Can Do About It

Brian Levin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

The gun purchase background checks proposed in the Manchin-Toomey amendment are supported by over 90 percent of Americans. So why couldn't this proposal even pass the Democrat-controlled Senate? We're living under minority rule, and there are a few culprits.