Contrite, embarrassed, duped CCRKBA withdraws support of Manchin Toomey bill
Which won’t be trumpeted near as much as their earlier support for the measure, something the groups’ leadership assured everyone was a real boon for gun wonders — and in fact, was a huge ass-kicking moment for Mr Toomey.
Turns out Schumer was laying in wait and stripped out the pro-gun provisions at the last moment. Whoops!
To paraphrase Eric Stratton, you fucked up. You trusted them!
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has withdrawn its support for the Manchin-Toomey alternative background check measure because a key amendment for restoration of firearms rights is not being considered.
Our support for this measure was contingent on several key provisions, the cornerstone of which was a rights restoration provision that is not on the schedule for consideration. This is not a reflection against Senators Joe Manchin or Pat Toomey, who are staunch Second Amendment advocates.
Maybe. But that just means they are political useful idiots, as was the CCRKBA.
And good luck scrambling at the last moment to take back your support. Once you gave it, that’s all the press needed to hear. They sold that far and wide.
They’ll report on your withdraw of support later, after the voting is done. Which by my watch is in about 40 minutes, no? But by all means, continue on with the late stage OUTRAGE!
[...] it appears the Democratic leadership in the Senate was opposed to letting this important consideration come up for a vote. We told everyone including a number of senators, that while there are many pro-gun rights provisions added to the main body of the bill, our support was contingent on this additional amendment coming to the floor. When we say something, we mean it.
Rights restoration has been withheld from American citizens for more than two decades, ever since Sen. Charles Schumer – when he was still in the House of Representatives – successfully strong-armed a provision to withdraw funding for rights restoration investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Senators Manchin and Toomey are not to blame for this, as they have been negotiating in good faith throughout this process. But Schumer and other anti-gun Democrats are continuing their campaign of demagoguery in order to permanently disqualify as many Americans as possible from being able to exercise their fundamental rights under the Second Amendment.
If the Manchin-Toomey alternative now goes down to defeat, Democrats in the Senate, led by Harry Reid, have only themselves to blame. While the Manchin-Toomey alternative has a significant number of gains for gun owners, it will not include this key provision, upon which our support was dependent.
We cannot, in clear conscience, continue to support a measure that will not include this critical relief component. If Democrats like Schumer thought we could be flim flammed on this, they were wrong.
You keep telling yourself that, Chairman Gottlieb. You shamed yourself and your organization by pretending that anything MAIG or Schumer or Holder or Obama could have ever supported would provide relief for gun owners.
Obama sat on the Joyce Foundation. Holder is on record as saying Americans have to be brain washed so that they can have their guns taken away. And Schumer and Reid, by your own admission here, are snakes and deal in nothing but bad faith.
It’s who they are. It’s what they do.
You got played. As did Toomey. And no, I don’t think Manchin innocent in all this: he knew what the end game was. As did many pro-Second Amendment supporters who you harmed with the cover you gave these gun grabbers.
All for what you hoped were a few pieces of silver.
Live with it.