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NRA ‘A’-Rated Sen. Joe Manchin Says Rhetoric Must Change on Guns

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By HVpolitics on December 17, 2012

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin gets it.

Manchin’s a Democrat who, when running for office in 2010, said “As your senator, I’ll protect your Second Amendment rights,” just before taking dead aim and literally shooting the Cap & Trade bill.

After the heartbreaking tragedy in Newtown, count Manchin among the few “pro-gun” senators speaking out about how rhetoric on guns and gun control must change. “I don’t know anyone in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday. “I don’t know anyone that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. I mean, these are things that need to be talked about.” Here’s Manchin:

“I think opening up and seeing a massacre like this, of innocent children, it’s changed things,” he also said. “It’s changed America.”

• SEE ALSO: Even Ronald Reagan Advocated More Gun Control

Here’s that infamous “Dead Aim” ad from 2010:

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