On Monday, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and conservative talk radio host Mark Levin said they would not support any politician who backs bills like the Schumer-Manchin-Toomey gun registry bill that would put more limits on the Second Amendment.
Palin, in a Facebook post, said, “the latest gun control bill should be filibustered and defeated.” She declared she “will not support politicians who support any more limits on our Second Amendment rights.”
Levin immediately agreed with Palin, saying he would join her in not supporting politicians who favor more gun control.
Palin also linked to a report that explained why the Obama-backed gun registry bill, which is sponsored by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Joe Manchin (D-WV), would: increase government power over private gun transactions by potentially turning American citizens into felons for selling a firearm without performing a background check; create a path to a national gun registry; raise privacy concerns over the patient-doctor relationship; and cause increased lawsuits against gun owners while not decreasing crime.
As The Hill noted, for the the Schumer-Manchin-Toomey gun registry bill to pass, at least five Republicans would have to support it; 55 Senators caucus with Democrats, and two Democrats voted against allowing the bill to proceed last week.