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‘BEYOND RHETORIC’ Pro-Gun Sen. Manchin Wants Controls Dave Martin/AP Photo

Pro-Gun Sen. Wants Controls

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.”

December 17, 2012 8:54 AM