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Manchin to public: Read gun bill

April 19, 2013

PARKERSBURG — A West Virginia senator who brokered a compromise on a bill requiring background checks on gun sales encouraged everyone Thursday to read the legislation....

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MrMega

Apr-19-13 1:14 AM

It states, "to prevent criminals and those with a mental illness from buying guns" yet if mental patients are never entered into any system, then these checks are good for? And, criminals are not going to be stopped by BG checks. Internet sales; already on the books, even includes older C&R collectibles now, so that didn't even need to be discussed. Will just drive up prices of all gun purchases, plain and simple.

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MrMega

Apr-19-13 1:19 AM

Already has ammo prices sky-high, IF you can even find what you need in stock, so if you enjoyed target shooting as a hobby... well, you've been screwed. Hard to find even small .22 cal in stock anyplace around here, now. 9mm - forget it.

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MrMega

Apr-19-13 1:19 AM

Already has ammo prices sky-high, IF you can even find what you need in stock, so if you enjoyed target shooting as a hobby... well, you've been screwed. Hard to find even small .22 cal in stock anyplace around here, now. 9mm - forget it.

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impeachobama

Apr-19-13 4:37 AM

He said this would not keep us from selling a gun to a friend or neighbor,family member or even posting the gun for sale on the church bulletin board....if they get this law passed then next time they will take away our right to sell to who they say is legal now. This is just the foot in the door and we all know washington, they cant leave well enough alone and this thing will just keep snowballing...I hope the voters remember old Joe come election time and put him out....I didnt vote for him the first time and ill be voting for next time.

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impeachobama

Apr-19-13 4:38 AM

Ill NOT be voting for him next time

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rightfacts

Apr-19-13 5:10 AM

Joes showing who he really supports. He is an Obama supporter and just as liberal as the rest. He will support many more of the current administrations efforts for the next 3 1/2 years.

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denver

Apr-19-13 5:27 AM

It's completely reasonable to require universal background checks .Anyone opposed to or doesn't want a background check are those that need it most!

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WVWVWV

Apr-19-13 6:08 AM

Joe has turned against the people of WV. He has become a tool for BHO and will do what ever BHO wants.He has lost my vote. Never thought Joe would cave. BHO must have promised Joe a great job in the Kings government. Joe is a turncoat and now belongs to the people that want to destroy America.

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denver

Apr-19-13 6:19 AM

Once again we are plagued with the political party bias. How long will we tolerate this.

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bkhwv1

Apr-19-13 6:50 AM

You can't believe anything he says anymore. he is Obama's biggest supporter

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ViennaVoter

Apr-19-13 7:17 AM

I think Joe is finishing his final term. No way WV voters will put him back in. You forget your job is to represent your state not your president!

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ramrod

Apr-19-13 7:21 AM

Is there a provision that makes it a crime for doctors who dont report mental illness? There is already laws on the books pertaining to mail order purchases. It has to go through a dealer at both ends of the transaction.Joe is scared now or he wouldnt have put out this appeal for us to read the BS that he started. Also there is plenty of ammo on the shelves in Ravenswood.

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stupendousman

Apr-19-13 7:22 AM

"None of that is in the bill" Uh, yeah Joe, it is. If I can't go to a gun show and buy a gun off a guy I've known for years without having a background check ran, and therefore alerting the federal government of the weapon I'm planning to purchase, it's doing pretty much what the NRA has said.

When the government has a record of the guns we purchase, it's a defacto "gun registration" scheme. Joe is toast.

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stupendousman

Apr-19-13 7:26 AM

I voted for Joe. Since he's gotten into national office it's clear that like Jay, his brother on the left, he's forgotten who he represents and instead wants to please his buddies on Capitol Hill and possibly have a career in national Democrat politics which means he'll have to toe the party line at some point, which doesn't reflect what WV Demcrats (the majority of them) think.

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Sookie

Apr-19-13 8:32 AM

I love how all posters (well, excluding Denver) keep sayinng that Joe doesn't represent WV voters and what we want. I have to respectfully disagree, he is representing my views and beliefs quite well. There has been a required national background check for nearly 20 years...anyone ever hear of a little thing called the Brady Law? It just makes sense to me that EVERYONE be subject to a background check in order to buy a guy. Otherwise, anyone can go to a gun show and just buy up whatever they darn well please. I don't understand all the hub-bub...if you are afraid of the government knowing you own a gun, then that sounds to me like you have something to hide.

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seleah

Apr-19-13 8:38 AM

Am I missing something? Senator Manchin is a Democrat. Stop expecting him to act and/or vote like a Repubican. For those who think he will not win re-election, think again. He is the most popular Governor West Virginia has ever had. He will most likely be on the ticket for Vice President of the United States in 2016. I took the time to read the 49 pages before the vote in Washington. I believe Manchin. No rose colored glasses here, just an informed opinion based on what I read.

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Remington

Apr-19-13 10:05 AM

Stupen , then explain why WV is the 2 BS poorest state in the Nation and 1st place in the fattest state in the Nation. The laughing stock of WV was the idiot you people kept voting in was Robert Byrd, who was the biggest pork spender in the Senate. People tell me why would a bunch of hicks vote for a 80 year old fart, that was a KKK member? Arch Moore was a good governor when I lived there.

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JoyceByGod

Apr-19-13 10:19 AM

To quote my Rightie friends from a few years back...."if your doing nothing wrong then you have nothing to worry about. Every seller at a gun show is your "long time friend" wink wink.

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Remington

Apr-19-13 11:54 AM

Good post Matt!

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stupendousman

Apr-19-13 12:15 PM

"Senator Manchin is a Democrat. Stop expecting him to act and/or vote like a Repubican."

I don't. I expect him to act and/or vote like a West Virginian. I'm betting the majority of West Virginians don't think that more gun control is either an answer to any existing problem, or a very high priority. The fact that Joe is spearheading this despite that likely fact has nothing to do with party affiliation, and everything to do with who he represents. "It just makes sense to me that EVERYONE be subject to a background check in order to buy a gun"

Why should we have to get permission from the government to practice a Constitutional right?

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stupendousman

Apr-19-13 12:18 PM

Remington: I stopped voting for Byrd back in the early 90's. I believe he started thinking too much of his self and was enjoying all the "naming" rights he was getting for all the pork he was pulling in. However, I did appreciate until towards the very end of his career he stood up for most traditional, WV values when most Democrats where going the other way.

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stupendousman

Apr-19-13 12:23 PM

"The problem is, we have far too many people WITH guns who SHOULDN'T have them."

Newtown was done with guns not owned by the perp. More "gun control" won't really solve the problem. Also, I don't think people receiving mental help are put on any "don't sell" list, so they won't show up. Only certain criminals. Criminals don't need background checks to get guns. The entire idea is either based on a lack of understanding of how the system (and our second amendment rights) work, and a naive belief that criminals will obey the law when it's been proven time and time again that they won't.

All this will do is inconvenience law abiding citizens, and it's stupid to do that for something that simply isn't going to be of much benefit.

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stupendousman

Apr-19-13 12:25 PM

So, with Joe, he's not really focused on the issues most West Virginians think are important, wants to make it harder for law abiding citizens to purchase guns, and doesn't seem to even really understand the issue he's talking about (and accusing others falsely of certain misrepresentations).

Why would he be voted back into office?

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bigdog7

Apr-19-13 12:54 PM

He should also ask residents to read the 2nd amendment. The first 3 words are "a well regulated." Hard to imagine a background check does not fall into the scope of that verbiage

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marvin

Apr-19-13 3:15 PM

Dick Cheney shot his hunting buddy , there is a example of a D- Ranged man with a gun.We need some control of nuts using guns,right?

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