Manchin Can’t Make Up His Mind on Anti-Gun Traver Nomination

Manchin Can't Make Up His Mind on Anti-Gun Traver Nomination to Head the ATF
Encourage U.S. Senator, Joe Manchin to make the obvious choice.

West Virginia Citizens Defense League
West Virginia Citizens Defense League

West Virginia –-(Ammoland.com)- Our new U.S. senator, Joe Manchin is noncommittal on President Obama's nomination of anti-gun zealot Andrew Traver to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

This is the same Joe Manchin who ran an infamous TV ad last fall in which he killed two birds with one stone by touting his NRA endorsement and highlighting his opposition to Cap and Trade legislation by nailing a copy of the bill to a tree and using it for target practice.

Well, Joe, 4 days after you were sworn in as our newest United States senator, the NRA–whose endorsement you so highly touted in your “Dead Aim” TV ad–took dead aim at the Traver nomination. Meanwhile, the Brady Bunch praised it.

However, 4 months later, you still have not taken a position–much less kept your promise to “always defend West Virginia.”

The following is a letter Senator Manchin sent me responding to an e-mail I personally sent him and Senator Rockefeller (from whom I don't expect as response since Rockefailure is an anti who has well-deserved F ratings from NRA and GOA):

March 10, 2011

[address redacted]

Dear Mr. Mullins,

Thank you for contacting me and sharing your concerns about the President's nomination of a new Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Hearing from West Virginians is very important to me, and I appreciate your input on this issue.

The nominee, Andrew Traver, is currently the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the ATF's Chicago Field Division. As you know, the Director of the ATF is appointed by the President, but his nomination is subject to confirmation by the full Senate. While the nomination of Andrew Traver has not yet come up for a vote, please be assured that I will keep your concerns in mind as I follow this confirmation process closely.

Again, thank you for taking the time to add your voice to this important discussion. If I may be of further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

With Warmest Regards,

Joe Manchin III
United States Senator

ACTION ITEM: Tell Senator Manchin to OPPOSE Traver Nomination
Since Senator Joe Manchin is noncommittal on President Obama's nomination of anti-gun zealot Andrew Traver to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, it is obvious that he needs to “hear from West Virginians” and receive out input on this issue.

Please click on one of the following links and either sign a pre-written message or write your own message telling Senator Manchin that you OPPOSE the nomination of Andrew Traver to be the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives:

* NRA
* GOA

About:
The West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, all-volunteer, grassroots organization of concerned West Virginians who support our individual right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, as protected by the state constitution and the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Visit: www.wvcdl.org