From the NRA-PVF:
“While serving in the United States Senate, Joe Manchin signed a bipartisan letter opposing any international treaty by the United Nations or any other global organization that would impose restrictions on American gun owners. Manchin also cosponsored S. 2188, The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, which would have ensured that law-abiding Americans with a valid concealed handgun permit would have been able to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. In addition, Manchin cosponsored S. 570, a bill that would prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from circumventing the will of Congress by centralizing records of thousands of Americans long gun purchases.
As Governor of West Virginia, Manchin signed state Castle Doctrine legislation to restore the right to self-defense in a persons home and property. He also signed state legislation to increase reciprocity for West Virginia Right-to-Carry permit holders.”
He may not have a long record, but none of these, FROM THE PAST, sound bad.
Guess what, Sparky? I already knew that. I LIVE here. I read NRA's disgusting, over the top, breathless endorsement in my copy of American Rifleman.
I voted against Rat Bastard Manchin anyway.
Maybe NRA should pay some attention to folks who live in the states where these smarmy bastards come from, instead of sitting in their NoVA Ivory Tower deciding what looks good on paper.
Joe is a country boy who is basically conservative because he was raised that way. Problem with Joe in D.C. is he is naive. It’s not hard for the slick democRATs to bamboozle him. He understood politics WV style and he could honestly say he was pro-life, pro-second, anti-tax, conservative and get elected as a D. WV democrats are usually not your liberal types. The party got a foothold 100 years ago, along with the unions and they have intrenched in Charleston to the exclusion of the rest of WV. They control the money and the unions control them. It’s been a relationship that has produced the same kind of followers that the national party has: welfare takers and union thugs. The good people are on their own trying to work hard, be honest and love God.