The private discussions involve liberal Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, who is the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader; West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, an NRA member and one of the chamber’s more moderate Democrats; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., another NRA member and one of the more conservative lawmakers in Congress; and moderate GOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois.
What is Coburn doing working with these clowns?
Participating senators declined to provide details of the talks. But people following the discussions say the talks have touched on:
-The types of family relatives who would be allowed to give guns to each other without a background check.
-Possibly exempting sales in remote areas.
-Whether to help some veterans who sought treatment for traumatic stress disorder – now often barred from getting firearms – become eligible to do so.
If you’re going to shove this crap down my throat, you better give me a better package than that, Tom.