Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who has an ‘A’ rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA), said he’s "frustrated" with the group, accusing them of a misinformation campaign in regard to the bipartisan background checks bill he authored with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).
The West Virginia Democrat said the group was trying to scare gun owners and said the slippery slope argument the gun lobby pushed was disingenuous.
“I’m frustrated with any organization that basically is saying things – and what they’re doing is they’re rattling the cage, if you will, saying, well if [Congress does] this they’re going to do this. It’s a first step,” Manchin said on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday.
In addition to flat-out lying about Manchin's bill, the new president of the NRA likes to refer to the Civil War as the "War of Northern Aggression," has referred to President Obama as a "fake president," and openly contemplates armed rebellion against the US government.
Hey Joe: the time to be "frustrated" with this nutbar organization is long over. The only reasonable thing to do at this point is resign.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Jason Jones had a bit of fun with the wingnuts out there who are determined to outdo Sen. Joe Manchin's NRA pandering campaign ad, where he shot up a copy of the cap and trade bill.
Saturday Night Live took a shot at President Obama and the Senate and whether there's going to be any meaningful gun control legislation passed any time soon. Sadly, their parody wasn't that far from reality on whether we're going to see anything will make a real difference make its way through this Congress controlled by the NRA any time soon. Read more...
While discussing the White House commission on gun violence meeting this week, which the NRA has been invited to attend, along with Vice President Joe Biden's remarks that an executive order is on the table as part of a solution to curb the gun Read more...