Gun Owners: Sen. Toomey's Sell-Out Betrays Us, 'Worse Than the Feinstein Gun Ban'

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | April 11, 2013 | 10:37 AM EDT

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has joined Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in announcing a bipartisan compromise on background checks for firearms, but Gun Owners of America (GOA) says Toomey has betrayed the American people.

In a press release titled, "Senator Toomey Betrays Gun Owners," the gun-rights group blasted the Republican senator for selling out, labeling his bill "worse than the Feinstein gun ban."

The "language is full of holes.  There will be a national gun registry as a result of this sell-out," the statement says.

The statement echoes the concerns of many American gun owners who believe that a national gun registry will ultimately lead to firearm confiscation.

"But that's not the worst part," says the GOA statement.

"Under an amendment in the bill to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), you could have your guns taken away because your private shrink thinks you're "dangerous" and could send your name directly to the FBI Instant Check system."

The Toomey-Manchin bill dubbed, "The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act," states that it "explicitly bans the federal government from creating a national firearms registry."

But, with all the rhetoric surrounding the debate and the administration's push for more control, American gun owners remain concerned - and rightly so.

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