December 17, 2012

Democratic Senator Calls for Gun Control on MSNBC!

STOP THE PRESSES! This isn't just any Democratic Senator -- this is Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia. He waffled in his support for the President so he could get elected! He's a member of the NRA! Did I mention the West Virginia part? It's Joe Freaking Manchin!

Why he is practically a Republican. If Republicans had a D after their name and voted for Harry Reid for Majority Leader and ran against the person that won the Republican primary.

The call for some form of new gun limits got a boost Monday when Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a strong defenders of gun rights in Congress, said it was "time to move beyond rhetoric" and suggested he would be open to restrictions on assault rifles.

The comments by the Democratic senator and former governor, made on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," suggest even strong proponents of gun rights in Congress may begin to shift in their views after the deadly shooting rampage last week in Newtown, Conn.

Well, then. What is that Constitution-thingy against a Senator who senses a change in public opinion?
"I don't know anyone who in the hunting or sporting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. I don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in the clip to go hunting," he said, adding that he had just returned from deer hunting with his family.

Deer hunting! He's a sportsman! The world's greatest bumper sticker said "The 2nd Amendment ain't about duck hunting." I saw it a long time ago and I had no idea what it meant. A decade or two later, I figured it out. If only the US Senate were educable...

Gun Rights Posted by John Kranz at December 17, 2012 3:24 PM

Time to start a new meme, inspired by my father:

Don't forget Benghazi.

Posted by: johngalt at December 17, 2012 3:54 PM

A narrow reading of US v. Miller would suggest that the government should be able to ban whatever it was Manchin used to shoot at Bambi's dad, but is proscribed from banning the scary black guns he has his panties in a wad over.

Posted by: AndyN at December 17, 2012 4:16 PM

"Bambi's Dad..." Awesome!

Wondering if we have "Return of the Secaucus Seven" Fans around here. The young folks are brought in for hitting a deer and tell their cell mates they're in for "Bambicide."

Posted by: jk at December 17, 2012 7:01 PM | What do you think? [3]