From NBC News correspondent, Vaughn Hillyard:
Fwiw, Manchin told me this quote just over a week after Parkland in 2018:— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) May 26, . . .
“It feels a little different. I’ve got grandchildren also in the school systems, and I understand the concerns that every parent and grandparent has.” https://t.co/DghnLgs9Rh
From the Associated Press:
BREAKING: Senate Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on gun measures after the deadly Texas school shooting. https://t.co/hMdW0iNItZ— The Associated Press (@AP) May 26, 2022
Yesterday and today, The New York Times asked Republican senators "whether they . . .
The WV House considers legislation to arm WV teachers and school personnel
As reported by Ryan Quinn in today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail, the WV House Education Committee advanced a bill for school districts to allow school personnel to be armed:
The West Virginia House Education Committee has again advanced a bill that would let teachers and principals bring concealed guns into public schools, if their . . .
Ah, we already knew that, Joe. Your office says that you don’t own an assault weapon
From producer/off-air reporter Frank Thorp at NBC News:
FYI, per his office, Sen Manchin does NOT own an AR-type weapon, so Beto's buyback program wouldn't affect him. https://t.co/Gqw4uPy7Ah— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 18, 2019
That didn’t keep rightwing media from making this a big deal. Here's the headline from . . .
Congressman McKinley: the two biggest retailers in the state of West Virginia are responding to the gun crisis, when will you?
First Walmart, now Kroger reacts to gun violence
The headline from the Washington Post earlier today:
Following Walmart’s lead, Kroger asks customers not to openly carry firearms in stores
Kroger followed Walmart in asking customers not to display their firearms in stores located in “open carry” states, becoming the latest big chain to . . .
The congressman says different things about red flag laws in different parts of his congressional district but no one at an Ogden call him out on it
Five days ago, the Wheeling News-Register’s front page featured this story about West Virginia’s 1st District congressman:
McKinley Backs ‘Red Flag’ Gun Regulations
McKinley, of course, was following President Trump’s lead and our local Republican paper was more than willing to publicize how one of its favorites . . .
President Trump on August 9: "On background checks, we have tremendous support for really common-sense, sensible, important background checks."
After the deaths at Sandy Hook in 2013, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin co-sponsored an amendment to expand background checks only to see his efforts fail as only 54 senators (out of the 60 needed) supported his amendment. Two days ago, on Face the Nation, he discussed working with Trump’s staff on passing similar background . . .