POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 6:18pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 8:24am
Tyler, TX (KETK) — The U.S. Senate seems to have struck a deal to expand background checks for firearms.
Last week, John McCain caved and closed the door to filibuster.
Then two other senators, Toomey and Manchin, surprised and went a long with the checks.
This means, the legislation might come to the floor for a vote where it will still be a chore to pass.
The Washington Times reports, "The director of the top trade group for gun retailers said expanding checks to include Internet and gun show purchases will drive up prices and push business to federally licensed firearms retailers, who in many cases will perform the checks for private sellers."
One expert says, that means when you buy a gun, you'll pay more money.
If background checks are required for all sales, he said, federal licensees could effectively corner the market, set their own transaction fees and pass the costs on to consumers.
Right now in East Texas, most federally licenses firearm dealers charge $20 - $40 to do a transaction.
If this bill passes, they can name their price.
That's my point of view, what's yours?