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Gun rights group endorses Manchin-Toomey background-check bill

Publié par Clifford Armion le 15/04/2013

Tom Hamburger and Ed O’Keefe

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.
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"Gun rights group endorses Manchin-Toomey background-check bill", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 27/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gun-rights-group-endorses-manchin-toomey-background-check-bill