Pro-gun advocate says he helped write Manchin-Toomey gun bill 

A gun rights proponent dropped a bombshell at a Portland, Ore., gathering Friday night, when he told a room of supporters that members of his organization had a hand in hammering out details of the gun background check compromise.

Sens. Manchin and Toomey. Photo credit

Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, said the foundation helped Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., put together the bipartisan gun bill that Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., unsuccessfully attempted to filibuster Thursday. The measure will more than likely be debated in the Senate next week.

Gottlieb described the bill as a step in the tight direction, telling the gathering, “We’re taking the background check and making it a pro-gun bill,” according to Daylight, which recorded his remarks.

“Unfortunately, some of my colleagues haven’t quite figured it out yet because they weren’t standing in the room writing it,” Gottlieb said, according to Daylight. “My staff was. I’ll be perfectly candid about it. This will probably break on Monday in the Wall Street Journal. “

Read a transcript of Gottlieb’s remarks at and watch the video below.

H/T Mediaite.


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