SNL slams Toomey, Manchin

Published by Tim McNulty on .

In its lead sketch last night, "Saturday Night Live" skewered the Pat Toomey/Joe Manchin gun background check plan, portraying the bipartisan bill as ineffectual -- though it does ban AK-47s from vending machines.

From the Hollwood Reporter recap:

The compromising senators went on to tout their plan in a list that ended up being a catalogue their failures. Manchin said they were hoping to limit the amount of ammunition that could be kept in a magazine.

"We did not do that," he said.

Toomey said no one can buy a handgun unless asked "are you a good person?" He added the plan would limit the number of guns one can shoot at one time to two, though oddly enough the penalty for shooting three guns at once is a free, fourth gun. But on the plus side, the compromise banned AK-47s from coin-operated vending machines, though none of the restrictions applied in Florida.

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