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April 20, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

UP: To Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., for having the political courage to risk the wrath of the National Rifle Association and offer a common-sense compromise on the gun bill. The bill, which failed to receive the 60 votes neccesary in the Senate, would have required background checks for gun buyers at gun shows and on the Internet. The NRA's misleading statements helped defeat the bill, and Manchin and Toomey will undoubtedly take heat for their efforts. However, they should be congratulated for trying to do the right thing.

 
 
 

 

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