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S.649 Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, 113th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Apr 18, 2013 Considered by Senate.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on April 18, 2013, with a roll call of 95 ayes, 2 nays, and 3 not voting.

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  • 75% of users oppose S.649

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Amends gun legislation to require background checks for all firearm sales, prohibit straw purchases of firearms, and expand the school safety grant program.

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    Supporting Organizations

    • League of Women Voters

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    • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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    • American College of Physicians

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    • National Education Association

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    • United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society

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    • Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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    • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

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    • American Bar Association

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Heritage Foundation

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    • Tea Party Network

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    • Firearms Policy Coalition

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    • National Association for Gun Rights

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    • Gun Owners of America

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    • Obama's gun control efforts were misleading - June 27, 2013 by SeacoastOnline.com - ...and all of the rest of the ballyhoo, S.649 was defeated and the rest of the anti-gun bills were shelved. A week after the S.649 defeat a poll was jointly conducted by the Washington Post and the Pew Research Center, both very respectable organizations.

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      As noted by SeacoastOnline.com on June 27, 2013, "...and all of the rest of the ballyhoo, S.649 was defeated and the rest of the anti-gun bills were shelved. A week after the S.649 defeat a poll was jointly conducted by the Washington Post and the Pew Research Center, both very respectable organizations. " (http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130628-OPINION-306280339)
    • From the Streets of Boston to the Halls of Congress, Extremists Have Our Country Under Siege - April 23, 2013 by The Huffington Post - ...the Senate's Republican minority thwarted the will of the People by rejecting the Manchin-Toomey background check bill ( S.649 ) with their threat of a filibuster against such common-sense proposals as banning large capacity ammunition magazines and ass

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      As noted by The Huffington Post on April 23, 2013, "...the Senate's Republican minority thwarted the will of the People by rejecting the Manchin-Toomey background check bill ( S.649 ) with their threat of a filibuster against such common-sense proposals as banning large capacity ammunition magazines and ass" (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pearl-korn/citizens-united-constitution_b_3130783.html)
    • Gun Control Filibuster Proves Senate Is Broken - April 19, 2013 by U.S. News & World Report - ...extent that today the Senate shows little productivity, and it's a rare occurrence that bills do pass. Under majority rule, S.649 passed 54-46, but that doesn't count because every bill now requires a 60-vote supermajority to pass, a requirement that fl

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      As noted by U.S. News & World Report on April 19, 2013, "...extent that today the Senate shows little productivity, and it's a rare occurrence that bills do pass. Under majority rule, S.649 passed 54-46, but that doesn't count because every bill now requires a 60-vote supermajority to pass, a requirement that fl" (http://www.usnews.com/blogs/jamie-chandler/2013/4/19/gun-control-filibuster-proves-senate-is-broken?s_cid=rss:jamie-chandler:gun-control-filibuster-proves-senate-is-broken)
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