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West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin revealed on Tuesday that he opposed a bill recently passed by his colleagues in the House of Representatives which would have required background checks for any and all individuals purchasing any sort of firearm.

As The Hill reports:

“What the House passed? Not at all,” Manchin said, when asked if he supports the legislation.

The House passed two bills this month: one to extend the window for completing a background check before a gun sale and a second that would extend background checks to all sales and transfers. However, the second bill provides exemptions including for transfers between family members, responding to an immediate threat or temporary transfer for hunting.

Manchin apparently is seeking a carve out to exempt sales between individuals who know each other:

“I come from a gun culture. I’m a law-abiding gun owner,” Manchin said, adding that he supports “basically saying that commercial transactions should be background checked. You don’t know a person.”

“If I know a person, no,” Manchin said.

The bill is unlikely to pass the Senate without Manchin’s support, so whatever demands he makes will likely be listened to quite closely by Democrat leadership.

 


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catherine
catherine
6 months ago

W. Virginia is a pro gun state. I think it was #8 on the list of 10 states. Manchin is more Republican than democrap.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
6 months ago
Reply to  catherine

He needs to switch parties

Ernie
Ernie
6 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

He’s got you fooled

Margaret Duke
Margaret Duke
6 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

We would welcome him! He seems to be one of the few dems with common sense!

Shelley
Shelley
6 months ago
Reply to  catherine

Be careful though. Some of these democrats appear to be more republican, but when it really matters they vote with the dems. We don’t need more RINOs! However, if he truly embraces the republican platform, then he should switch parties.

LaJo
LaJo
6 months ago
Reply to  Shelley

Exactly….but we could use a DINO….☺

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
6 months ago
Reply to  LaJo

NO worries “Sell out Manchin” will hold out for what is behind door #3 promise from the CORRUPT DNC and fold like a cheap card table! Anyone remember Obumbles “cornhusker deal”!
This is worse then a shell game!!

Ernie
Ernie
6 months ago
Reply to  Robert Smith

Finally someone that knows Manchin how about his daughter getting a college degree dated before she started college when he was governor and got a high paying job with drug manufacturer and raised the price sky high on one of there drugs that I think was for people with allergies

Ernie
Ernie
6 months ago
Reply to  catherine

I live in West Virginia he’s not more republican than democrat he says one thing on camera then votes different if it’s close to time for him to get re-elected he might go conservative and then only if someone runs against him most of the time no one runs against him

FedUp
FedUp
6 months ago
Reply to  catherine

No, Manchin has sold us out in the past. You can’t rely on him.

Piffy
Piffy
6 months ago
Reply to  catherine

Manchin isn’t even close to being conservative, he plays the game , gets the attention, pretends and then goes with the left almost every time, ie. COVID Bill, he voted with Obama over 90% of the time. We shall all see now when the vote to do away with the filibuster and gun control how this man rolls

Raconteur
Raconteur
6 months ago

“If society is honest and historically accurate, the only question that has any relevance to the gun control debate is:

Do you trust those in government, now and, forever in the future, to not take your life, liberty, or property through force of government?

If the answer to that question is “no”, then the gun control debate is over.”
Kris Anne Hall

Shelley
Shelley
6 months ago
Reply to  Raconteur

The whole point of the 2nd amendment was to protect the citizens from an over-reaching, out of control government – like we have now!

Dale
Dale
6 months ago
Reply to  Shelley

TRUTH!!!

Betty Fontana
Betty Fontana
6 months ago
Reply to  Raconteur

NO

Notalib
Notalib
6 months ago

Thank God there is at least one Democrat, Mancin, who has common sense and understands the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment. It appears the other Democrats are willfully ignorant. They don’t understand the American people, the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment. They are anti-American.