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Pat Toomey informs the Senate of Boston Marathon attack

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) broke the disturbing news of the Boston Marathon bombing to the Senate on Monday afternoon. “It appears that tragedy has struck the Boston Marathon,” he said on the Senate floor. “Bombs have gone off and there are injuries we know of, causalities the severity of which…

Gun advocate Larry Pratt: Oust Republican Pat Toomey over background checks

In a tense exchange with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America said Wednesday his organization would seek to oust Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) from office. “He ought to be held politically accountable and they way to do it is in a primary,” Pratt explained. Though the…

Report: Bipartisan deal reached on expanded gun background checks

Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) have reached a deal allowing for background checks on gun sales online and at gun shows, NBC News reported Wednesday morning. The agreement, reportedly reached late Tuesday night, would also include exemptions for gun sales between family members, and will be announced…

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