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Toomey responds to defeat "The Public Safety & 2A Rights Protection Act"
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In my email this morning ...

Quote:The Public Safety & Second Amendment Rights Protection Act

This week, I worked with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on legislation that would have made it harder for criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to obtain guns while preserving the rights of law-abiding people to do so. The bill did not move forward in the Senate.

This amendment would have helped enhance public safety while still protecting the Second Amendment. I understand the passions on both sides of this issue. I did what I thought was the right thing for our country. I sought out a compromise position that I thought could move the ball forward on an important matter of public safety.

My only regret is that our amendment did not pass. It's not the outcome I hoped for, but the Senate has spoken on the subject, and it's time to move on. We have a lot of other very important issues to deal with such as getting the economy back on track, dealing with the debt ceiling and creating more jobs for Pennsylvanians.

Philly.com article

Quote:http://articles.philly.com/2013-04-19/ne...colleagues

Toomey: 'I gave this my best shot'

WASHINGTON - After two weeks in the national spotlight, Sen. Pat Toomey was ready to move on.

Toomey, seeming refreshed Thursday after the deflating defeat of his background-check plan the day before, greeted reporters with a smile as he rode an escalator up from the Capitol's subway platform. But the Pennsylvania Republican did not want to talk much about the fight that had put him at the center of the political and cultural maelstrom on gun laws.

"The Senate has spoken on this," Toomey said. "It's not obvious to me what alternative path forward there is. I gave this my best shot."

He had taken a risk in cosponsoring a bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun purchases, defying his party and the National Rifle Association and stepping outside his preferred turf - fiscal policy.

His face had been on the front page of the New York Times, he had been sought out by Sunday morning talk shows, and he'd even been parodied on Saturday Night Live.

But needing 60 votes Wednesday, he came up short. His bill was blocked by fellow Republicans and a handful of Democrats.

That night, his voice was flat and weary. He said he had "no regrets."

The slender Toomey's burly partner on the bill, Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), sounded ready to keep brawling, even as most of Washington dusted itself off and moved on.

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Saw that email, too and sent it straight to spam!
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#3
In 2010 Toomey won his seat 51%-49%
He may have to pull a Specter and switch parties for 2016 because I don't think he can win a primary at this point.
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Coops;97376 Wrote:In 2010 Toomey won his seat 51%-49%
He may have to pull a Specter and switch parties for 2016 because I don't think he can win a primary at this point.

I was thinking the same thing too. If the republicans put up a halfway decent, pro-2A candidate for 2016 to run against Toomey, then Toomey will definitely lose the primary. His only shot is switching to democrat and hoping democrats will still vote for him.
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Coops;97376 Wrote:In 2010 Toomey won his seat 51%-49%
He may have to pull a Specter and switch parties for 2016 because I don't think he can win a primary at this point.

I won't be voting for him next time.
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