I wasn’t aware you’re a moderator – maybe you could provide us all with a list of publications that you deem acceptable so the rest of us will know what we can link to.
Regardless, since I’m guessing you didn’t want to sully yourself by reading the article, most of it simply quotes from the bill itself, and explains why gun owners would have concerns about it. If you think something in the article is wrong, I’d be interested to hear what that is. As it stands now, you’re just yelling, “Don’t link that here!”
Also, I’m not sure what this “huge disconnect” is that you’re talking about. If a senator blew off the will of 90% of the people in his state, he’d lose his state, and therefore his job. (Ask former President Al Gore how gun control worked out for him with this voters of Tennessee in 2000.) The fact that a number of Democrats voted against the bill should tell you that the number in favor of this plan was far less than 90%. Hell, even on this site, where there is obviously a strong left-wing tilt, it doesn’t appear that 90% of the comments are in favor of passage. Look, Heidi Heitkamp and Max Baucus probably like being United States Senators. So would I, come to think of it. They didn’t vote against it because they were chasing “the 10%.”
I twisted a fact by linking to an article? Or was it something I typed about my own opinion about the bill that you decided was incorrect? I always enjoy hearing the left tell me all about what I’m really thinking. Which, come to think of it, seems to be the point of everyone shouting “90%!!!” every time this issue comes up.
The article cited elsewhere in the comments explains a number of the problems that I and others would have had with the bill, had it passed: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/345845/problems-toomey-manchin. My concerns are more fundamental – I don’t like being required to ask a bureaucrat for permission or clearance or a waiver to do something that is perfectly legal, nor do I want to pay whatever “background check fee” a bureaucrat devises to cover the expense of this system.
Look, if 90% of the people in this country really wanted the background checks IN THISBILL, it would have passed the Senate 100-0. Senators are craven politicians, and they want to keep their jobs. The NRA is very good at what they do, but not even the NRA can turn a single digit minority into an electoral majority sufficient to boot out a sitting senator.