Joe Manchin (D-WV) is a pro-gun Senator with an A-rating from the NRA, so his words in favor of gun control carry unusual weight.
On MSNBC's Morning Joe Manchin spoke powerfully about his response to the Newtown massacre and his own feelings as a gun-owner and hunter.
"Never before have we seen our babies slaughtered," Manchin said. "It's never happened in America that I can recall, ever seeing this type of carnage. Anybody, anybody that lives in America, anybody that's a proud gun owner, anyone that's a proud member of the NRA, they're also proud parents, they're proud grandparents. They understand this has changed where we go from here."
Manchin implied that high-capacity magazines would be a good place to start. "I just came with my family from deer hunting," he said. "I've never had more than three shells in a clip...I don't know anyone 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 also mentioned mental health care as an area that needs lawmakers' attention.
Via Politico and Youtube.