In April of 2013, Pat Toomey claimed that he had learned his lesson and would not tackle the gun issue again, instead promising to stick with financial issues. In June of 2015, he started talking about gun controls again. For the next five months, we at PA4SP worked hard to convince him and his campaign that taking up such a position would cause gun owners to sit-out his 2016 run, and that he could have a seat along side Tom Corbett who for different reasons, angered the conservative base.
Well yesterday, in an unbelievable turn of events, the Toomey-Manchin bill that failed 2 1/2 years ago was pulled from cold storage, reintroduced, and sent to the floor for a vote. Folks, this process often takes years. In this case, it took one day. Fortunately, it was defeated. But, Toomey stood with the anti-gun crowd. Who was really behind this? Why was Toomey on-board with it?