More proof that you can’t trust “conservative” Democrats. Not that you can trust “conservative” Republicans not named Ron Paul either, but at best a “conservative” Democrat is a RINO Republican who has to vote in the wrong caucus. Manchin will regret this.
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, an “A” rated member of the NRA, on Monday questioned the availability of assault weapons and suggested Friday’s shooting in Newtownm Conn. has opened up the issue for debate.
Manchin said past debates about assault weapons have been shut down over a fear of destroying Second Amendment rights. But the senator said last Friday’s shooting changed all that. “The massacre of so many innocent children has changed—has changed America. We’ve never seen this happen,” Manchin said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Manchin issued criticism of assault weapons, saying, ”I don’t know anyone in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. I don’t know anybody that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. I mean, these are things that need to be talked about.”