Monday, December 17, 2012

Pro-gun calls for discussion on gun control in wake of elementary school shooting

Bye, bye A rating, dorkhead.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a pro-gun rights senator with an A rating from the National Rifle Association who shot a bullet through the cap-and-trade bill in an infamous ad from his 2010 campaign, called on Monday for a discussion about gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Manchin addressed Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman entered the school and fired on students and teachers with a semi-automatic weapon. The final death toll was 20 children and six adults.
Manchin said that such an event “changed the dialogue, and it should move beyond dialogue.”

 “We need action,” he said.

Manchin described himself as an avid hunter, but said the types of weapons used in Friday’s shooting were not those used by hunting enthusiasts. 

“I don’t know anyone in the hunting or sporting arena that goes out with an assault rifle,” he said. “I don’t know anybody that needs 30 rounds in the clip to go hunting. I mean, these are things that need to be talked about.”

*Blithering idiot.

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