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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor on April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Manchin: Gun Background Check Bill ‘Expands The Second Amendment’

One of the principal sponsors of defeated gun background check legislation says he isn’t giving up on getting a bill passed.


Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., left, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speak about the ''No Budget No Pay'' legislation during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on Jan. 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

GOP Senator: Gun Background Check Measure ‘Could Lead To Creation Of National Gun Registry’

The Senate set a long-awaited vote for Wednesday on a bipartisan plan for expanding background checks to more firearms buyers, with supporters facing a steeply uphill path to victory.