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Senator Manchin, Defender of Gun Rights, Shifts His View

NY Times [1]
Dec 17, 2012

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Joe Manchin III, the pro-gun-rights West Virginia senator who drew attention in 2010 after running a commercial [5] that showed him firing a rifle at an environmental bill, said on Monday that “everything should be on the table” as gun control is debated in the coming weeks and months.

Mr. Manchin, a Democrat and an avid hunter with an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, indicated that he supported re-evaluating laws that permit people to have clips that hold dozens of rounds of ammunition and to own assault rifles.

“I don’t know anybody in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle,” Mr. Manchin said, speaking on the MSNBC program “Morning Joe.” [6]

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