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Gun talks hit a snag in Senate over universal background checks

Posted By admin On March 5, 2013 @ 11:35 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Alexander Bolton
The Hill [1]
March 5, 2013

The centerpiece of President Obama’s gun violence agenda is in peril amid a deadlock among Senate negotiators over how to implement and enforce a proposal requiring background checks for private gun sales.

With time running out for talks, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) remains optimistic about reaching an agreement.

But gun control proponents have grown skeptical about whether Schumer’s main Republican counterpart, Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.), is acting in good faith.

Schumer argues — and gun control groups agree — that records must be kept to ensure background checks are conducted before private transactions. Otherwise, any expansion of background checks would be unenforceable, they assert.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/286163-gun-talks-hit-a-snag-in-senate

[2] Sen. Schumer: Universal background checks are ‘sweet spot’ for gun safety: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sen-schumer-universal-background-checks-are-%e2%80%98sweet-spot%e2%80%99-for-gun-safety.html

[3] Background checks amount to ‘new tax on guns,’ Coburn insists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/background-checks-amount-to-%e2%80%98new-tax-on-guns%e2%80%99-coburn-insists.html

[4] Senate panel passes background checks for gun owners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-panel-passes-background-checks-for-gun-owners.html

[5] Senators near a deal on background checks for most private gun sales: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senators-near-a-deal-on-background-checks-for-most-private-gun-sales.html

[6] California Senate Approves Background Checks, Permits and Fees for Ammunition Purchases: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-senate-approves-background-checks-permits-and-fees-for-ammunition-purchases.html

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