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Forum Post: Arizona Senator Jeff Flake to Filibuster to block Backgrond check vote

Posted 10 years ago on April 16, 2013, 9:53 p.m. EST by gsw (3406) from Woodbridge Township, NJ
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8 of 10 Arizona constituents of Senator Jeff Flake support Background Checks.

Last night he declared on Facebook he will Filibuster to prevent a vote on background checks. This was reported on MSNBC Rachel Maddow this day, 4/16/13


Arizonans may need a better representative....we all deserve a vote!



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[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 10 years ago

Write, email & call his office you are from Arizona & you want him to vote against the NRA & for background checks

[-] 1 points by gsw (3406) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 10 years ago

Jeff Flake Yesterday In a previous post I said that I wanted to study the Manchin-Toomey proposal before commenting on it.

Here are a few thoughts: Manchin-Toomey would expand background checks far beyond commercial sales to include almost all private transfers – including between friends and neighbors – if the posting or display of the ad for a firearm was made public. It would likely even extend to message boards, like the one in an office kitchen. This simply goes too far.

I support background checks. In fact, I believe background checks need to be strengthened, particularly as they relate to those with mental illness. To this end I’ve cosponsored S.480 with Senators Graham, Begich, and Pryor clarifying who should not be able to obtain a firearm due to mental illness. I believe our approach is preferable, and more workable, than the mental illness provisions in Manchin-Toomey.

I have a great deal of respect for Senators Manchin and Toomey. I believe they are coming at this issue with the best of intentions.

But I will oppose the Manchin-Toomey amendment. 82Like · · Share 459 people like this. 2 of 537 View previous comments

Terri Baker What a coward and hypocrite you have become. Shame on you for allowing you voice to go the way of the wackos. What a slap in the face of YOUR friend. Friends like you she DOES not need. 2 minutes ago via mobile · Like · 1

Chris Guidry Senator, work on making the bill better if you don't like it. How could you stand next to the Giffords and dedicate a room to Gabe Zimmerman knowing you will try and thwart reasonable efforts to curb illegal access to weapons through background checks? about a minute ago · Like

[-] -1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 10 years ago

Why are people who commited a nonviolent crime years ago not allowed to have a weapon that others are, who are more violent in their actions?

Well, the state stripped their voting rights too, so I guess its all good.