Gun Control

Having cleared a potential Republican filibuster, the debate over gun control continues in the Senate.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:

Pat Toomey, Joe Manchin

There's still doubt there's enough support in the Democratic-controlled Senate for gun control, but Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey says measures that he and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin are proposing would expand background checks with a focus on criminals and mental illness.

(Sen. Toomey) "This is about whether or not it's reasonable to try to make it more difficult for dangerous people - for whom it's already illegal for them to have weapons - to obtain them."

Private sales would be exempt.  A Federal gun registry would be banned in the Toomey-Manchin bill. Manchin also telling CNN's "State of the Union":

(Sen. Manchin) "What we're asking for is just for our colleagues to read it."

And that the Manchin-Toomey measure could come to a vote this week.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

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