Sen. Joe Manchin
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West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he’s keeping “all options open” on whether to seek the governor’s office in 2016 or remain in the Senate, where he has expressed frustration with partisanship and gridlock.
Just one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.
An analysis of online gun sales in 10 states over the past two months finds that 15,000 guns – one-third of which were semi-automatic – were being sold without background checks at any given time.
The National Rifle Association plans to mail 200,000 letters to West Virginians this week, stepping up its attack on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin over the gun purchase background check measure he’s co-sponsored.
After years of showering U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin with stellar ratings and campaign endorsements, the National Rifle Association targeted the West Virginia Democrat with a TV ad launched Wednesday over his continuing push for broader gun buyer background checks.
One of the principal sponsors of defeated gun background check legislation says he isn’t giving up on getting a bill passed.
He famously fired a gun in a TV ad while boasting of an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin can no longer rely on the backing of that powerful lobby.
Clinton tells The Associated Press that passing the measure, in his words, “would save a lot of kids’ lives in a lot of places.”
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.