The hideous Newtown massacre already appears to be affecting gun-control legislation. The day before Adam Lanza opened fire on students in Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Republican-controlled Michigan legislature passed a bill allowing guns into schools and other “gun-free zones.” In the wake of the shooting, however, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday he’s decided to veto the bill. Snyder isn’t the only one changing his tune: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)—who once ran an ad in which he literally shot through a piece of legislation—has responded to the shootings by leading a charge for gun-control reform on Capitol Hill.
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