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For workers there is a deal tonight on one aspect of expanded gun control background checks.
But will -- hold correspondent Doug Mattel weigh on walking the fine line between security and the Second Amendment.
To Keegan state senators today reached agreement on a bipartisan amendment.
That would expand background checks to gun show -- Internet purchasers while preserving personal transactions such as between -- members.
The amendment is a risky balancing act for senators representing states where the Second Amendment is considered sacrosanct.
On gun owner.
And the rights that are enshrined in the Second Amendment are very very important to me personally.
I'm gonna -- candidly I don't consider criminal background checks to be gun control leading up to today's agreement Democrats had anticipated a Republican filibuster.
-- -- thirteen senators including a minority leader said I will filibuster proceeding.
Where this national tragedy.
-- in the bar -- thing to say it appears unlikely to have.
Contrary to the statements made by the president and by some of my friends across the -- And even a few from within my own caucus we have no intention preventing debate -- votes.
Even with the exemption for family transactions.
Many Second Amendment supporters fear the background checks could be a gateway to a gun registry.
In which the government could keep a permanent record of all guns and who owns -- that has led to several promises of no votes on the and then.
I think they'll be a number of senators who will vote against proceeding to the Schumer bill.
And I'm one of them.
But I don't believe that that will be successful in stopping consideration of the gun control legislation.
Republicans are under tremendous pressure not to cave on any infringement of the Second Amendment.
He NRA today condemned the to -- mention amendment quote expanding background checks at gun shows will not prevent the next shooting.
Well not -- violent crime.
And we'll not keep our kids safe in schools but Democrats from conservative states may be under even more pressure Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Max Baucus of Montana.
Are among pro gun state Democrats facing tough reelection battles but who may have uncovered to vote against the amendment because of Republican defections.
For the amendment.
And one sign of trouble ahead of tomorrow's expected vote senator Tom Coburn just issued a statement within the -- -- In which he calls this proposed amendment on the workable he goes on to say.
The proposal impose new taxes and unreasonable burdens on law abiding citizens the agreement also -- sort of prioritize -- collecting -- records.
Over protecting citizens that from senator Tom -- just a little while ago -- Doug thank you.
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