This is now. From MSNBC's Morning Joe:
“I’m a proud outdoors-man and huntsman, like many Americans, and I like shooting, but this doesn’t make sense,” Manchin said. “I don’t know anyone in the sporting and hunting arena who goes out with an assault rifle; I don’t know anyone who needs 30 rounds in the clip to go hunting.”I think Joe Manchin needs to be reminded that the Second Amendment has nothing to do with either duck hunting or deer hunting. It has everything to do with being able to protect yourself and your family. That includes protecting yourself from state-sponsored violence and a tyrannic government.
Manchin said that after the fiscal cliff is resolved, this will be a high priority.
Newtown’s shooting “has changed the dialogue and it should move beyond dialogue, we need action.”With people like Joe Manchin who sways with the politically-expedient winds, is it any wonder that the country is in such trouble?
UPDATE: The West Virginia Citizens Defense League has scheduled a protest outside of Joe Manchin's Charleston, WV office on Saturday, December 22nd. It is scheduled for 10am. The location is 300 Virginia Street East. See their Facebook page for more details.