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Toomey is open to reviving background-check bill

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Toomey is open to reviving background-check bill

Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) hasn’t given up on his bill to expand background checks for gun purchases, he said Thursday, signaling more willingness to return to the plan than he had publicly shown before.

“If we could find a way to bring some more folks on board, then of course it would be worth bringing it up again,” Toomey said in an interview.

While he has largely returned his focus to the fiscal issues he has long been associated with, he said he still occasionally talked privately with fellow senators about the background-check bill that was defeated last month, and about potential changes that might win new support. But he has not heard of any opponents willing to switch their votes, he said, leaving the bill stuck short.

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