The most recent comment from Joe Manchin:
Manchin has also said that he will not vote to suspend the filibuster in order to pass gun legislation.
We've been here before; nothing is going to happen (and Senator Joe will be happy).
Shelley Moore Capito
Similar to my findings in last week’s post, Senator Shelley Moore Capito has still not commented on gun legislation beyond her initial reaction that this was a “pivotal moment.” (I think Capito wishes that somehow this would just go away.)
In doing research on Capito and gun legislation, I found this from the Firearm Industry Trade Association website. From April 2020, here is the beginning of their profile of Senator Capito:
It should also be noted that Senator Capito has received over $340,000 in contributions from the NRA. My conclusion: Shelley Moore Capito will not vote for any meaningful gun legislation.
More from Ohio:
And here is CNN’s Victor Blackwell asking an Ohio state senator about the teacher gun legislation:
Can West Virginia be far behind? From WV Metro News, Hoppy Kerchival speaks with Delegate Doug Smith about arming WV’s teachers:
Look for a similar bill next legislative session.