In the aftermath surrounding the devastating shootings in Las Vegas and Oregon, Senator Joe Manchin has re-stressed the importance of background checks for the safety of American citizens.  The senator’s bill, which sanctions background checks for all firearm purchases at guns show and on the Internet, received 55 Senate votes, but was then stalled after a Republican-led filibuster.  The co-sponsor for Senator’s Manchin’s bill was PA’s Senator Toomey and we hope that he will join the call to get the issue moving again.  Senator Manchin views background checks as something that just “makes so much sense,” and “needs to be done.”