I just called Senator Richard Burr's office to register my displeasure at his participation in blocking the Manchin-Toomey amendment. The staffer who answered the phone told me something that I'm looking to verify.
He said that the amendment would make it so that if you were, say, at a gun range and a friend wanted to fire a few shots with your gun, the friend would have to undergo another background check at the point of transfer to do so, and then you would have to undergo another one when he handed it back.
This sounds fishy to me. He also said that Manchin-Toomey was not filibustered, but needed 60 votes because it was an amendment. Anyone got any insights on it? I would like to rebut intelligently, but I'm not one to read legalese. Thanks.