Pro-Gun Sen. Wants Controls

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV., thanks supporters at his campaign celebration in Fairmont, W. Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Manchin defeated Republican challenger John Raese. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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    Joe Manchin, a pro-gun Democratic senator from West Virginia, has said its time for a “commonsense discussion” regarding guns. The lifetime member of the NRA, who has an A rating from the gun-advocacy group, said he had just come back from a family hunting trip before making his appearance on MSNBC. “I’ve never had more than three shells in a clip,” the deer-hunting Manchin said. “Sometimes you don’t need more than one shot anyway.” Manchin declined to name specific gun-control measures that should be taken, but said it is “time to move beyond rhetoric.”

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