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Deal Reached in Senate for Background Checks for Gun Sales

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Aleteia - published on 04/10/13

The deal is bipartisan, with support from Senators with strong backing from the NRA

A deal regarding background checks for gun sales has been reached by a bipartisan group of Senators, some of whom have strong support from the NRA. CNN has the story:
Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, plan to announce a bipartisan deal on background checks for gun shows and Internet sales at an 11 a.m. press conference today, CNN's Dana Bash has learned.       
A Democratic leadership source says the compromise will likely be the first amendment to gun legislation being considered, after the Senate votes to begin the gun debate Thursday.        
The breakthrough background check agreement is a key part of gun legislation. Because it has been struck by two senators with strong support from the NRA, they hope to find the 60 votes that will be needed to overcome opposition to pass their amendment        
The senate is expected to debate gun legislation for at least two weeks. 
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