Skip to comments.Manchin on gun control: 'We need action'
Posted on 12/17/2012 8:16:39 AM PST by Qbert
(CNN) Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat from West Virginia and "proud gun owner," said Monday he believes last week's Connecticut elementary school shooting should be the tipping point in the debate over limiting gun rights.
"I just came with my family from deer hunting. I've never had more than three shells in a clip. Sometimes you don't get more than one shot anyway at a deer," Manchin said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "It's common sense. It's time to move beyond rhetoric. We need to sit down and have a common sense discussion and move in a reasonable way."
His tone sounds markedly different from one of his television ads as a Senate nominee in 2010, when he used a rifle to put a bullet through the Cap and Trade bill. He was serving as the state's governor at the time.
The senator was re-elected this year and doesn't face another election until 2016, giving him ample room to take political stances unpopular with his base.
Manchin pointed to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who announced Sunday she will re-introduce an assault weapons ban when Congress reconvenes in January.
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“a conservative Democrat”
Never heard that term before................is that even possible?
“I’ve never had more than three shells in a clip.”
Oh, how enlightened of him...considering it is probably a state hunting law that says you can’t have more than three rounds hunting deer—just like it says that in the KY hunting laws.
crawl back into your hole manchin....another so called blue dog Dhimmicrat.
“Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat ... “
And I’m a blue-eyed baboon. It ain’t about huntin’ MSM.
Manchin must not know about crop damage permits to take deer in WV. I could only get two with a bolt action before the herd got into the woods. That’s why I bought a semi-auto.
The Second Amendment is NOT about hunting, dufus.
I am certain sure that no gun ban would have prevented what happened last Friday.
But if you go up against a homicidal lunatic with hi-cap mags. and you only have three rounds, you’re chances of successfully taking him out before he perforates you are significantly diminished.
Have to go see if Wally’s (Walmart) will close their gun department and/or stop selling ammunition.
Wasnt that school in a ‘gun free’ zone?
The "common sense" discussion we need to have, Mr. Manchin, is that the Second Amendment has nothing to do with deer hunting.
Not in WV.
The last true conservative Democrat was Congressman Larry McDonald D-GA.
“Action” generally means spending more of the people’s money as you strip them of rights.
Same as England —big school shooting led to banning guns. Australia similar.
England is SAFER now...? Oz is safer?
The left makes a biiig deal now about how our side is UNSCIENTIFIC (evolution vs bible).
When you ignore the effects of some measure, how is that scientific...? It’s not.
Hey Joe—Before we start talking about limiting Constitutionally-guaranteed rights, let’s talk about eliminating “rights” that have been completely invented by an out-of-control judiciary (e.g., abortion).
” . . . common sense discussion . . . reasonable way . . . “. classic obamaspeak. this means whatever anyone wants it to mean.
So where was this US Senator and all the rest of them when Major Hassan gunned down all those people at Ft. Hood?
As usual, the Dems never allow a crisis or a tragedy go to waste. This morning I see Sen. Feinstein already preparing a new federal gun control law.
Instead of the usual liberal obsession with guns...too bad more attention isn’t focused on the REAL cause of these massacres......MENTAL ILLNESS!!!!!!