Today I awoke to news that Senator Manchin believed he did not have the votes to pass the Toomey-Manchin Bill to extend background checks. He was right! The Republicans who voted FOR these bills are highlighted in red. The Amendments votes held today are listed below.
Amendment S. 715 to Senate Bill S.649: Yea 54 Nay: 46
Purpose: To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.
Amendment S. 719 to Senate Bill S.649: Yea 57 Nay: 43
To allow reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.
Amendment S. 711 to Senate Bill S.649: Yea 40 Nay: 60
To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.
Amendment S. 714 to Senate Bill S.649: Yea 46 Nay: 54
Purpose: To regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.