Conservatives Deal Devastating Blow to Universal Background Checks

Washington – This afternoon, the Senate defeated the Schumer-Toomey-Manchin Amendment.  Heritage Action released the following statement from CEO Michael A. Needham:

Today, the American people dealt a devastating blow to the left’s attempt to undermine the Second Amendment.  The Schumer-Toomey-Manchin Amendment was an ineffective Washington solution crafted behind closed doors that has no place in our political system.  Heritage Action will continue to oppose any bill that infringes on the constitutional rights of the American people. 

During the past week, Heritage Action launched a $150,000 campaign in 16 states targeting nearly 3 million voters online.  The ads singled out “pro-gun” Senators who voted last week for the motion to proceed to the Reid gun control legislation.

Heritage Action: Key Vote “NO” on Schumer-Toomey-Manchin