Gun Rights Group That Almost No One Has Heard Of Backs Manchin-Toomey Legislation

This makes the Liberals at the Washington Post really, really happy, though, really, the Manchin-Toomey legislation is not much more than a token bill, which wouldn’t have stopped Newtown, Aurora, the Gabby Giffords shooting, Nidal Hasan, won’t stop the violence in Chicago, etc

In anticipation of Senate votes this week on a proposed expansion of criminal background checks for firearms sales, one gun rights organization broke with the powerful National Rifle Association on Sunday to urge support for a compromise drafted by Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.).

The endorsement by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms — which calls itself the second-largest gun rights organization in the country, behind the NRA, claiming 650,000 members and supporters — is one of several moves over the past few days that have provided a boost to the hopes of proponents of background checks.

Actually, that number is closer to 600k than 650k. The NRA has 4 million. And, I don’t know about you, but I’ve never heard of them. That’s not to denigrate them, just point out that they are relatively unknown. Interestingly, the Credentialed Liberal Media ignored the CCRKB when they were writing things like

As far as breaking with the NRA, mentioned in the first paragraph, do reporters ever investigate what they write about, or do the just spin? Because the NRA did not opposed the bill, they just said that it would not stop crime. The Wall Street Journal gets it wrong, too, along with a raft of others.

Anyhow, one of the interesting things that the bill might allow would be reciprocity (which, according to the Constitution, should already be in place), but this would formalize it, meaning people would be allowed to bring their guns and their concealed carry permit to more stringent states.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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4 Responses to “Gun Rights Group That Almost No One Has Heard Of Backs Manchin-Toomey Legislation”

  1. john says:

    Most Americans want stricter controls on guns.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    And your point john?

    Do you really think that just because “most people” want stricter anything means that the government should take away people’s rights?

    (And for the record, far more people want the current laws on the books concerning firearms enforced. Why don’t you say something about that?)

    Finally, most Americans are against abortion in all cases. Let’s restrict that.

    You on board with that idea?

  3. What john wants is mob rule……as long as the mob votes progressive. They are big on Direct Democracy as long as they’re the ones who win, much like with Prop 8.

  4. david7134 says:

    No john, most people don’t want stricter laws. They don’t want law abiding people to have to put up with the crap. They are asked some stupid question on a poll and don’t understand the context or implications. Do the polls ever ask “would you like a society in which criminals rule the street and you can not defend yourself?”. I don’t think they have questions like that.

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