McCain Gets Behind Senate Attack On Second Amendment
March 25, 2013
Republican Arizona Senator John McCain will work with Senate Democrats on legislation to expand background checks for private sales of firearms between individuals.
“We’ve had discussions about the issue,” McCain told The Hill. He declined to provide details.
Democrats recently sidelined Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, who is an advocate of the Second Amendment, and are now working with McCain and Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Dean Heller of Nevada to implement gun registration in the United States, a precursor to confiscation.
Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk will likely support the expanded background check legislation negotiated with two key Senate Democrats, the notorious gun-grabber Charles Schumer of New York and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
“Sen. Kirk remains largely supportive of the background check proposal so far negotiated between he and Sens. Manchin and Schumer, and he will continue negotiating for language to protect veterans’ Second Amendment rights,” said Lance Trover, Kirk’s spokesman.
Manchin is described as a moderate Democrat. The NRA portrays him as a defender of the Second Amendment and has given him an “A” rating. “Joe Manchin is committed to protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms guaranteed to all Americans,” NRA Chairman Chris Cox said in October.
“I don’t know anyone who in the hunting or sporting arena that goes out with an assault rifle,” Manchin told Morning Joe in December. “I don’t know anybody that needs 30 rounds in the clip to go hunting. I mean, these are things that need to be talked about.”