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Manchin Revives Call For Gun Checks: 'This Needs To Be Done'

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Manchin's remarks come in the wake of two shootings in the span of three days -- one Sunday in Las Vegas that lead to five deaths (including two police officers), and a school high shooting Tuesday in Oregon. The Vegas shooting caused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to reiterate his call for expanded background checks on Monday.

Manchin's bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), received 55 Senate votes last year but fell to a Republican-led filibuster.