Sen. Manchin: I Don’t Know Any Hunter Who Uses An Assault Weapon (VIDEO)

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who has earned an “A” rating from the National Rifle Associaton, said Monday that he wants to bring the powerful pro-gun lobby into the imminent discussion on gun control, indicating that he would be receptive to an assault weapons ban that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she would introduce.

“I don’t know anyone in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle,” Manchin said during an appearance on “Morning Joe.” “I don’t know anyone that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. I mean, these are things that need to be talked about.”




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