Gun group ‘had hand in writing’ Manchin-Toomey background check amendment

Manchin and Toomey had help coming up with their background check amendment from a surprising source.Examiner – by David Codrea

The head of a national gun rights group is supporting the Manchin-Toomey background check bill, an email sent today to a group of Second Amendment activists, scholars and journalists revealed. Alan Gottlieb, Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation also staked an authorship claim in the email, which he confirmed to Gun Rights Examiner is a for-the-record statement that can be shared and published.  

“Just so you all know, I am in support on the Manchin-Tooney substitute bill to knock out the bad Schumer Background Check bill,” Gottlieb wrote. “I and our CCRKBA attorney lobbyist had a hand in influencing and writing parts of it.

“The bill bans any federal gun registry and carries a 15 year prison term for anyone who violates it.” He explained. “We protect and expand a good number of pro-gun rights measures as well.

“We also have an agreement that an additional amendment supported by Manchin and Toomey will be offered to even make it better by making it possible to get federal firearms rights restored, negating the current Schumer legislation that blocks it,” Gottlieb continued. “If you read the bill you can see all the advances for our cause that it contains like interstate sales of handguns, veteran gun rights restoration, travel with firearms protection, civil and criminal immunity lawsuit protection if you sell a gun plus more. It also exempts the sale or transfer of firearms between family members and friends as well as sales outside a commercial venue from a background check. If you have any kind of current state permit to own, use or carry no check is done, just the Form 4473 to stay with a dealer.

“These advances for gun rights cannot be made unless we win the Senate vote on Tuesday to substitute it for the current Schumer draconian background check that is in the bill at this time,” Gottlieb concluded. “The gun grabbers have stepped into our trap. It will be fun to see Obama forced to sign it!”

That statement would indicate a belief that the bill will also pass in the House of Representatives.

Gottlieb elaborated on this in a speech at a GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Portland, video recorded and reported on Friday in an exclusive by Dan Sandini of Daylight Disinfectant.

This explains why Republican Toomey, who won election by a narrow margin, has been willing to put his name on the bill in spite of pleas from gun owners who have not been privy to behind-the-scenes efforts. He obviously believes this will give him the political cover he needs to present his actions later as one that was in gun owner interests to pass, and has good reason to suppose that at least one national gun group will back him on it.


3 thoughts on “Gun group ‘had hand in writing’ Manchin-Toomey background check amendment

  1. And out on the west coast…. another morning with Ed Crane; this morning’s KFBK Morning B.S., how PNAC did some study where 80% of veterans support some new gun law.

    All I can think to myself, is they never asked me, so how the hell do they get that number other than making it up out of thin air. These rotten people at KFBK are making up lies and broadcasting it out to millions of people.

    You can’t ever call in to counter their BS either, they always run it as Crane’s Corner or some commentary crap. The problem is they do this almost every day, if not every day.

    If only a couple real thinking people would put that ED CRANE and John McGinness (ex Sheriff of Sacramento) up on the truth line, and smack down their ass with truth. Frankly I’d like to see BOTH their broadcasting careers destroyed. McGinness for his refusal of upholding the 2nd and also always referring to people as druged, drunk, thieves, bad, criminals, but then when it comes to officials, they are saints, godly, perfection itself. With Ed Crane, it’s always some spun lies. Like the PNAC “veterans poll” (sic)

    But to do that, they have to be pinned down, and really exposed publicly with examples they can’t weasel out of, and that’s going to be tough at a station who feel’s secure with their frequency allocation from the FCC, it works like this, they TOW the unconstitutional establishment agenda (obamacare, gun grabbing, tax tax tax, austerity austerity, flu shots) line, and in return they get to keep their frequency allocation, regardless of any complaints in their public file.

    Other than on the syndicated Coast To Coast show (with J Wells.) There is nobody on or at their station who would keep or uphold an oath to the US Constitution. Nobody, they are full spectrum scum bags.

    My openly bitching about this here is in hopes someone will pickup on my frustration and has solutions or a plan or even an IDEA to destroy these propagandists careers with truth. I want a WRENCH JAMMED INTO KFBK’s propaganda voice, and I want the rest of their jocks … frankly to be scared.

    After hearing the VA Shrink talking about pushing that secret button under the desk, (external link: ) where security then comes in and forces the veteran to give up his guns. And that guy openly said he get’s about $5000 a HEAD? That shrink ought to be in FT LEAVENWORTH — I don’t give a crap that he was a whistle-blower shrink for the VA, the first time he pushed that button and ruined some veteran’s life what where he screwed up. The fact that he talks about more instances “a full ward of patients” tells me he has no remorse.

    Also at some point all these databases tied together are going to be exploited. When cops are into your medical records, dental records, ISP online history, and other markers simply looking for a digital match (one of their search filters) to ban guns or to mark you on their registration list as a gun owner. The VA shrink said it well, all they are doing now is yelling, “Gun Grabbers are Coming” and the gun owners are running off all nervous and exposing themselves. At the other end of the spectrum, somewhere these new questions about firearms and healthcare have popped up.

    This is TERRORISM.


    Stealthily working at radio stations, and the healthcare industry.

    It’s a good thing for them, that I only VERBALLY COMPLAIN RIGHT NOW, but what worries me is they ARE NOT LISTENING, they are just DOING FOR THE PAYCHECK.

  2. We have all of the protection for our rights with two small facts. One, the second amendment states clearly “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”. More importantly, what protects the second amendment. Our willingness to kill anyone who attempts to violate “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”. Being armed guaruntees our right to be armed. Don’t give it up, don’t compromise. We DO NOT NEED to give an inch, we do not need to make excuses, nor justify our rights. We need only be willing to pull the trigger. Take a stand, the line is clear.

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