Sens. Schumer and McCain: ‘Congress will vote again on gun control before end of year’
by S.H. Blannelberry
On Thursday, at a breakfast gathering sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and John McCain (R-AZ) agreed that Congress is not done with gun control, that there is a good possibility that legislation calling for tougher gun laws comes up for another vote in 2013.
This announcement, of course, comes a little over a week after the a bipartisan bill that would have expanded background checks to gun purchases made over the Internet and at gun shows failed to garner the 60 votes it need to overcome a Republican-led filibuster.
“I think we’re going to bring this bill back before the end of the year and I think you may find some changes,” said Schumer, who pioneered the universal background check effort for the Democrats.
“Lots of senators who thought it was safe to vote against it” he added, “are not so sure any more” because of changing attitudes.