Skip to comments.Joe Manchin's Crusade: public turns against Repub senators who voted against gun bill (Huh?)
Posted on 05/01/2013 1:27:50 PM PDT by pabianice
Joe Manchins Crusade to Get Gun Bill a Second Shot
A hunter and lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Democrat Joe Manchin won his Senate seat after airing an ad that showed him firing a rifle and shooting a hole in the cap-and-trade bill backed by President Obama. Now the West Virginia senator is the point man on Capitol Hill for reviving legislation on background checks for gun buyers that lawmakers killed just three weeks ago. With polls showing the public turning on some Republican senators who voted against the popular bill, Manchins crusade for a second wave of gun legislation could succeed. Gun Control
Sen. Joe Manchin is followed by reporters as he walks from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids office in early April after a meeting on gun control. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
This isnt gun control, this is gun sense, Manchin said Saturday at a forum in Washington, where he shared the stage with liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. Im a gun owner, I come from a gun culture. If I couldnt bring some credibility to that issue, why am I here? His goal, he said, is to have another vote in the Senate before the August recess. Were going to pass this thing, he said. Dont give up.
Its highly unusual after a crushing defeat to ask for a redo and expect that the outcome will be any different in three or four months, but there is reason to take Manchin seriously. Polls taken before the Senate vote showed that more than 90 percent of voters support background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, and some of those voters have evidently soured on the senators who helped bring the bill down.
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The pressholes need to keep the BS narrative going.
The only “polls” showing anything resembling anti gunners doing well are the PPP leftist type polls. Manchin was, is and will always be a lying POS.
...guess no one showed the article where Dems are recruiting pro gun candidates to run....
Ask the same question to a fly sitting on top of pile of ...... Crap just happens to attract flies.
This guy has certainly risen to the top of mediocrity hasn't he?
Anyone with half a brain knows that 90% figure was pulled out of 0bama’s butt.
Why has the NRA not returned Mush Brain Joe’s dues and booted his A** out of the organization, he obviously does not agree with its basic tenents.
can’t understand WV, always voted republican for President but voted Dem for local seats, it should be a solid republican state
Too many dead FDR voters still voting for the rats.
I call bullshit. They pulled (not polled) this out of thin oxygen-depleted air.
I guess this is part of their 2014 strategy. Repeat the lie often enough and maybe it will stick. What a stroke of luck that no democrats who voted against it are getting backlash, eh? Is that convenient or what.
Same with Montana.
But if the "public" hadn't already turned against the senators who voted FOR the gun bill, you wouldn't have gotten your ass handed to you so badly...
Its not a Crusade, its a Jihad.
This isnt gun control, this is gun sense, Manchin said Saturday
No it isn’t Manchin you ignorant double crossing POS, it is just one more step toward confiscation.
You a-holes are killing us one more step at a time
If we give an inch trash like you who double cross their voters want a mile.
Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.
Vice President and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey
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