He said that when it came down to it, people supported the bill, but didn't trust the government to implement it.
"The people who basically are law-abiding gun owners and understand gun culture, they weren't offended at saying if you go to a commercial transaction, that makes sense to go ahead and find out is that person who wants to buy your gun a criminal." Manchin said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We just don't trust government stopping and doing what we say we're going to do."
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