“… “We’re asking Michael Grimm to support that legislation which would essentially close the gun show loophole as well as prevent the Internet sale of guns to go unchecked,” activist Phil Jonas said. He and a group of about 20 demonstrators rallied in support of the legislation — known as the Toomey-Manchin Amendment in the Senate, named for sponsors Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) …”
“… Jonas and others cited figures showing only 60 percent of gun sales are subject to background checks, prompting teacher Teresa Caliari of Bulls Head to lead a chant: “60 percent is not enough!” “The voice of the American people matter more, and the voice of the Staten Island people matter more,” she said …”
If the “voice of the American people” matter, why did the bill they’re advocating fail?
“… The 60-vote threshold was agreed to in part to avoid wasted floor time for what would be an inevitable filibuster on background checks and other amendments. Democrats also did not want to hold a 51-vote threshold for a sweeping GOP measure to expand concealed carry rights, for fear that it would pass and poison the underlying legislation …”
It failed because Senate Democrats did not want to listen to the “voice of the American people.”
“… A Grimm spokeswoman didn’t return a request for comment early Saturday afternoon …”
Because it’s a dead issue in Congress.