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Hundreds Protest Manchin Gun Control Support in West Virginia
The Truth About Guns ^ | 23 December, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman

Posted on 12/24/2012 5:58:27 AM PST by marktwain

We highlighted West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe “NRA A-Rated” Manchin’s post-Newtown come-to-Jesus epiphany on the need for common sense gun control laws earlier this week. But not long after basking in the approval of media outlets everywhere for his level-headedness on the issue, he tried to walk the whole thing back. As he backpeddled furiously, mediaite.com reports that he was heard shouting, “’I’m not supporting a ban on anything,’ Manchin said. He instead reinforced his praise of the gun lobby group, saying, ‘I’m so proud of the NRA, I’m so pleased they agreed to be part of this.’” But Mountain Staters weren’t having any of it and gathered yesterday to let Tailgunner Joe know how much he’s appreciated back home. Reader Bill Bargo was on hand and estimated the crowd outside Manchin’s Charleston office numbered about 200. Bill took a few snaps along with some video (after the jump), including a brief speech by WVCDL president Keith Morgan. He even managed to locate and document the lone Manchin supporter who was on hand, too . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at thetruthaboutguns.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; manchin; nra; secondamendment; wv
Pictures at the site.
1 posted on 12/24/2012 5:58:40 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The NRA ia purportedly putting on 8K new members a day. If the congresscritters were getting calls from 8,000 constituents a day telling them that a vote for any sort of ‘gun control’ (confiscation, weapons bans, smaller clips, ammunition restrictions, and anything else the Left can think up, etc.) is a vote to go home ..... ‘gun control’ will quickly wither on the vine.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 6:10:25 AM PST by MissMagnolia
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To: marktwain

I hope the dumb asses who voted for that jerk realize that a liberal is a liberal - even if he does campaign with a gun in his hand.


3 posted on 12/24/2012 6:14:00 AM PST by Nucluside (ready)
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To: marktwain

I though manchin guns were already essentially outlawed.


4 posted on 12/24/2012 6:14:00 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: marktwain

I thought manchin guns were already essentially outlawed.


5 posted on 12/24/2012 6:14:32 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: marktwain
David Gregory (he who sends his kids to a school with 11 security guards) repeatedly asked LaPierre if the NRA's influence was waning after the Newtown shooting.

Here's his answer. And it's far mor than the NRA - it is the steel-eyed determination of gun owners to protect the right to self-defense.

6 posted on 12/24/2012 6:15:08 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: marktwain
So he had another epiphany after his earlier epiphany?

Ha ha ha

7 posted on 12/24/2012 6:18:24 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: marktwain

Go to the link, folks. The pictures and comments after the article are worth the click.


8 posted on 12/24/2012 6:23:02 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: marktwain

DC population 617,000.. 200 show up to protest the NRA.

Charleston, WV 51,000.. 200 show up to protest a traitor to the NRA.


9 posted on 12/24/2012 6:23:41 AM PST by marktwain
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To: Nucluside

it is not the mental challenged politicians anymore. It is is the UNELECTED MSM media which is acting as the enemy. Too may NYC reporters.


10 posted on 12/24/2012 6:28:02 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: marktwain
Where exactly does Manchin stand on gun control? Which way is the wind blowing?
11 posted on 12/24/2012 6:28:02 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: marktwain

Patriots are rising up!


12 posted on 12/24/2012 6:29:26 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: marktwain

Patriots are rising up!


13 posted on 12/24/2012 6:29:39 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: marktwain
He's a Democrat.

Democrats lie.

That's what they do.

14 posted on 12/24/2012 6:34:52 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: eCSMaster
Yep. He has always been a Democrap. He just pretended to be moderate to win again. Typical Democrap manipulation. So sad to see the Party without a Conscience allowed 4 more years to completely destroy this once great country. And Manchin is a part of the destruction.
15 posted on 12/24/2012 6:42:42 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: MissMagnolia

16 posted on 12/24/2012 6:45:51 AM PST by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: marktwain

From the comments...

The Second Amendment was not included in the
Constitution to protect hunters or target shooters.
The founders wanted to guarantee
that America would always have a WELL ARMED CITIZENRY.

If you want to argue that it is talking about the militia,
who was the militia?
Tenche Cox, Pennsylvanian delegate to the
Continental Congress tells us:

“The militia of these free commonwealths,
entitled and accustomed to their arms,
when compared with any possible army,
must be tremendous and irresistible.
Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves?
Is it feared, then, that we shall turn
our arms each man against his own bosom.
Congress have no power to disarm
the militia. Their swords,
and every other terrible implement of the soldier,
are the birth-right of an American …
the unlimited power of the sword is not in
the hands of either the federal or state governments,
but, where I trust in God
it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”


17 posted on 12/24/2012 6:47:59 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Patriots are rising up!

Too bad they didn't on Election Day.

18 posted on 12/24/2012 6:49:38 AM PST by Fiji Hill (i)
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To: longtermmemmory
It is is the UNELECTED MSM media which is acting as the enemy.

IMHO the Lame Stream Media is a bigger threat to this nation than the Taliban.
19 posted on 12/24/2012 7:00:25 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio; All
Exactly correct. The MSM is dying, but is doing its best to destroy the Constitution and the country before it expires.

The MSM must die so that the Republic may live. Long live the new media!

Notice that the NRA protest made national news. The protest against Manchin’s treachery ... crickets.

20 posted on 12/24/2012 7:10:21 AM PST by marktwain
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To: ASA Vet

that’s some nice looking MK VII ball ammo, it’s a shame it’s in such short supply these days.


21 posted on 12/24/2012 7:29:06 AM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: Jeff Vader

Looks like some of the good India stuff if you can get it from the 70s or earlier it is great ammo! I love the 303 in got some head stamped 1933 still goes bang every time....


22 posted on 12/24/2012 7:46:28 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: marktwain

Yet they keep putting the worst people in the Senate.


23 posted on 12/24/2012 7:50:45 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: marktwain; mickie
Senator Joe Foo Manchu should be targeted by the NRA and West Virginia patriots his next election.

It's criminal that senators have 6 year terms. The peoples' say-so to their own senators is severely limited when terms are that long.

I don't know when Foo Manchu is up again, sad to say I think his 6 years are ahead of him.

Leni

24 posted on 12/24/2012 7:55:39 AM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
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To: marktwain
The MSM must die so that the Republic may live.

If anyone out there has some good ideas on strategy and tactics I'd like to hear them.

25 posted on 12/24/2012 8:08:08 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Max in Utah; All

“If anyone out there has some good ideas on strategy and tactics I’d like to hear them.”

You are already doing part of it. Use the new media (such as freerepubic), tout the new media, point out the lies in the old media, do your own facebook, twitter, and blog(if you can), learn if you can’t.

One of the best things you can do is go on MSM news articles and contradict them with facts and figures and logic in the comments. If I see a site that does not allow comments, I am pretty sure it is propaganda.

Yes, it takes trouble and some effort to sign up to some sites. I find that many will accept facebook as a way to sign in.

If you do not want to be bothered with ads and spam, create another email account for this purpose.

Someone once said: “The worst mistake a man can make is to know that he can only do little, and therefore does nothing.” In the media, everything is additive. Your comments and posts count.


26 posted on 12/24/2012 8:41:45 AM PST by marktwain
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