Credit here credit is due. I’ve flamed Manchin on numerous occasions, but he might be the vanguard of a change in thought about gun control:
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin — who has an “A” rating from the NRA and is a lifetime member of the pro-gun rights group — said Monday that it was time to “move beyond rhetoric” on gun control.
“I just came with my family from deer hunting,” Manchin said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I’ve never had more than three shells in a clip. Sometimes you don’t get more than one shot anyway at a deer. It’s common sense. It’s time to move beyond rhetoric. We need to sit down and have a common-sense discussion and move in a reasonable way.”
Two things- Manchin is the guy who used a rifle in a commercial to shoot climate control legislation. Second, if you watch the clip, Manchin seriously looks like he is about to cry. He’s not that skilled a thespian, so I think it is legit.