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John McCain: Background Checks Will Get Broad Support In Senate

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"There's some senators, bipartisan, again, Senator Coburn and Senator Manchin and some others who are working on a package that I think that most of us will be able to support," McCain said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I applaud their efforts."

McCain continued, "Obviously, we want to do everything we can to prevent guns from falling into the hands of people who are mentally unbalanced or criminals."

The bipartisan plan touted by McCain is currently under negotiation. Senators Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) have met to discuss the proposed legislation, which would close loopholes in the current background check system.

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Comment by Jerry Alexander
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We know his back round....he gets no gun.

Comment by Temper Bay
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Under what Constitutional authority does the U.S. Government claim in its efforts to impose background checks on instate private purchases of State-native arms?

Comment by Howard Pearlman
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Exactly how the Feds could impose a requirement on the states to require background checks by individuals engaging in a sale of firearms within state borders is beyond me.  It seems that this exceeds their constitutional authority and is ripe for a Supreme Court ruling.

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