Pro-Gun Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin Suggests New Gun Laws
Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.V., has been as pro-gun, pro-NRA as anybody in Congress. During his 2010 re-election campaign, he famously demonstrated his opposition to the cap-and-trade bill by shooting the bill (literally) with a rifle.
Now in the wake of the Newtown massacre, Manchin says it is time to re-think gun control. As he said today on Morning Joe, “I don’t know anyone that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting …”
On Twitter, Manchin endorsed a proposal by Sen. Joe Lieberman to create a national commission on gun violence. But he said there must be action as an end result.